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The Benefits of Backlash: The Divergent Trajectories of LGBT—Rights Activism after Communism

Conor O'Dwyer

in Coming Out of Communism: The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479876631
eISBN:
9781479877829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876631.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter presents an overview of the wide variation in the politics of homosexuality and the trajectories of LGBT activism in postcommunist Europe since 1989. Against the conventional wisdom that ... More


Coming Out of Communism: The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe

Conor O'Dwyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479876631
eISBN:
9781479877829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876631.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book offers a close study of the rapidly evolving politics of LGBT rights in postcommunist Europe, where social attitudes have historically marginalized the issue and where the legacy of weak ... More


Challenging Borders, Imagining Europe: Transnational LGBT Activism in a New Europe

Phillip M. Ayoub and David Paternotte

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses transnational lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activism at the international European level and on the ground in Central and Eastern Europe. LGBT activists have ... More


Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Singapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalise homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for ... More


“We’re the gay company, as gay as it gets”: The Social Enterprise of Fridae

Audrey Yue

in Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The writer provides a critical examination of Fridae, the Singapore-based gay web portal. The chapter positions the aesthetics, activities and activism of Asia's largest online LGBT community forum ... More


A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

David K. Seitz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

David K. Seitz maps the affective dimensions of the politics of citizenship at one large LGBT church, focusing on debates on race and gender in religious leadership, activism around police–minority ... More


“Why Are You Doing This?”: Desiring Queer Global Citizenship

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter Three maps out the stakes of desires for MCC Toronto and the UFMCC movement to go “global,” given Christianity’s colonial history. While an emphasis on “saving the world” threatens to repeat ... More


Pastor–Diva–Citizen: The Reverend Dr. Brent Hawkes, Homonormative Melancholia, and the Limits of Celebrity

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter Two evaluates the public ministry of longtime pastor Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, focusing on police brutality and the state funeral of beloved progressive politician Jack Layton. While Hawkes’ ... More


Lesbian Manifestoes and the Origins of Uncle Go’s Lesbian Advice Columns

Peter A. Jackson

in First Queer Voices from Thailand: "Uncle Go's Advice Columns for Gays, Lesbians and Kathoeys"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888083268
eISBN:
9789888313907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083268.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter details letters to Uncle Go from lesbians that reflect calls for social justice for homosexuals in Thailand and for recognition and acceptance of lesbian relationships. The distinctive ... More


Too Diverse?: Race, Gender, and Affect in Church

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter One traces debates on race and gender church leadership, asking why racialized and radicalized leaders stay involved despite racist microaggressions and celebration of police. I argue that ... More


Repairing Bad Objects: Improper Citizenship in Queer Church

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The Introduction outlines the prospect of an “improper” queer citizenship. It points to a queer church (where queer damage is revisited) in a city hailed for its racial and sexual diversity as a key ... More


From Identity to Precarity: Asylum, State Violence, and Alternative Horizons for Improper Citizenship

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter Four engages with the everyday geographies of asylum-seekers who participate in the church refugee program. I argue that the imperative to “prove” LGBTQ identity renders asylum-seekers ... More


Loving an Unfinished World

David K. Seitz

in A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902131
eISBN:
9781452958828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The Conclusion reflects on the stakes of critiquing liberal politics/religion when the resurgence of cultural nationalism tempts some to embrace liberalism as a last best hope. I insist that learning ... More


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