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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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Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth: A Queer Literacy Framework (Queer Studies and Education)

Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Book by the Michigan Council Teachers of English Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 Winner of the 2017 AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Exemplary Research Award This book draws upon a queer literacy framework to map out examples for teaching literacy across pre-K-12 schooling. To…

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This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family

Many of us were asked by our mother to do the dishes as children. Perhaps some of us would need to be asked more than once. Koe Creation was the type who’d get asked three times, by three different mothers. Crowded parent-teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner were typical…

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Pauli Murray’s Peter Panic: Perspectives from the Margins of Gender and Race in Jim Crow America

This article investigates the history of intersectional feminism and demonstrates that the theory is grounded in a trans-of-color analysis of the racial caste system known as “Jim Crow.” In 1944, Pauli Murray, an African American activist, journalist, and lawyer, coined the term Jane Crow, which critiqued the simultaneous structural and affective impacts of white supremacy…

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The ties that bind are fragile and often imaginary: Community, identity politics, and the limits of representation

“There will always be something wrong with trans representations in the media. There is no such thing as a trans character or story that would not offend or misrepresent someone. Media-makers are not going to answer our prayers. Though I know, as a media-maker, I am always trying, and at least acknowledge that failure is…

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Discrimination Against Gay Men, Lesbians, and Transgender People Working in Education

This paper explores the workplace experiences of 120 gay men, lesbians, and transgender people who were employed as teachers, academics, and educators. The data, drawn from a larger collaborative research project, explored the workplace experiences of 900 gay men, lesbians, and transgender people. Homophobic harassment and treatment were widespread amongst the lesbian, gay men, and…

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The “Ronggeng”, the “Wayang”, the “Wali”, and Islam: Female or Transvestite Male Dancers-Singers-Performers and Evolving Islam in West Java

This article discusses the relationship of Islam, female performance, wayang/topeng, and transvestite practices in the performing arts of West Java, giving a very brief overview of three periods: the mytho-historic moment of the wali (saints), who used arts, including ronggeng (female-style singing-dancing) as a tool of conversion; the colonial era, when the palaces that were…