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Beyond Queer Disavowal to Building Abolition

While unlikely actors such as Newt Gingrich, member of the conservative prison reform organization Right on Crime,1 lobby for sentencing reform and prison closure and herald the “end of mass incarceration” (New York Times 2014), facets of our carceral regime remain untouched. People convicted of sex crimes are, according to political scientist Marie Gottschalk, “the…

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Beyond alphabet soup: helping college health professionals understand sexual fluidity

Many college students today are no longer using the terms straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender to self-identify their sexual orientation or gender identity. This commentary explores research related to fluidity of sexual identities, emerging sexual identities used by college students, and how these identities interact with the health and well-being of the student. Additionally,…

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Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America (Genre and Beyond: A Film Studies Series)

From Thomas Edison’s first cinematic experiments to contemporary Hollywood blockbusters, Queer Images chronicles the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer sexualities over one hundred years of American film. The most up-to-date and comprehensive book of its kind, it explores not only the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen, but also the work of queer…

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For the decolonization of trans* identities

This paper intends to make a critical reflection on the diverse transgender and non-cisgender identities and lived experiences using concepts and methodologies inspired by subaltern studies, especially Queer Theory and Post(Anti)colonial Studies.Following the decentralizing intellectual path carried out by considering heterosexuality as an idealized and dominant value, and contextualizing contemporary visions on gender from a…

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Serving fishy realness: representations of gender equity on RuPaul’s Drag Race

Critical theorists argue that a dialectical materialism exists between ideology and culture and the material conditions of society. The same can be said for the production of sexuality and gender on television. Representations of drag queens in mainstream media have appeared in Hollywood films such as Victor/Victoria, Paris is Burning and The Birdcage. This paper…

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The Lieutenant Nun Transgenderism, Lesbian Desire, and Catalina de Erauso

Catalina de Erauso (1592-1650) was a Basque noblewoman who, just before taking final vows to become a nun, escaped from the convent at San Sebastián, dressed as a man, and, in her own words, “went hither and thither, embarked, went into port, took to roving, slew, wounded, embezzled, and roamed about.” Her long service fighting…

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The Misrepresentation of Sophia Burset: The Reality of Trans Women within the Carceral State

“What I seek to tear apart at and address is the misrepresentation of Sophia Burset as a subject alone placed within a women’s detention center, when the reality for most trans women is that we on a systematic level are still today forced into men’s places of detention despite wholeheartedly identifying as women.”