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“Coaching” Queer

Hospitality and the Categorical Imperative of LGBTQ Asylum Seeking in Lebanon and Turkey

Aydan Greatrick

. Such categories are themselves informed by a North-South directionality of knowledge about sexual difference, in which Northern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) identity frameworks simultaneously shape Southern responses to queer

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Queer Migration and the Performance of Crime and Illegality

Matthew Abbey

In December 2020, Ricardo Menéndez March gave their maiden speech as the newly elected Member of the Green Party of Aotearoa for the New Zealand Parliament. The queer Mexican migrant honored those whose land they were on, the village and family

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Queer Sensations

Postwar American Melodrama and the Crisis of Queer Juvenility

Cael Keegan

This essay analyzes the cinematic genre convention of the “sensation scene” as a vehicle for the representation of queer crises in American juvenility during the postwar era. Through popular cinema, post-WWII America organized and communicated concerns about the production of “fit” masculine and heterosexual juveniles who would be capable of carrying out the postwar expansion of American democratic and capitalist ideologies. The sensation scene was deployed by popular films to mark queer and racialized masculinities in an aesthetic system that mirrored institutional efforts to prevent “unfit” juveniles from accessing the benefits of full social and political participation. Today, the genre device continues to structure popular film representations of and common thinking about the relative value of young, male American lives.

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From Adolescent Boys to Queer Young Men

Support for and Silencing of Queer Voice in Schools, Families, and Communities

Michael Sadowski

Gilligan (1996) and other feminist relational psychologists have identified a “silencing” to which adolescent girls are vulnerable when they confront pressures to conform to patriarchal values and norms in various social contexts. As Machoian (2005) and other researchers have noted, the silencing of girls’ authentic voices at adolescence is associated with heightened risk for depression and for suicide, cutting, eating disorders, and other self-harming behaviors. This article is based on in-depth interviews that examined the ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying youth might be subject to an analogous silencing of their authentic “queer voices.” Drawing on four case studies of male youth who participated in a larger qualitative research project, the article examines how schools, families, and communities both supported and silenced the authentic expression of their voices as gay- or queer-identifying boys. Since two of the case studies are based on interviews with participants at both late adolescence and young adulthood, the article also examines the effects of supportive factors over time and how they helped contribute to a purposeful, voiced sense of queer male identity as the participants reached manhood.

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Queering Lucrezia's Virtú

A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Radical Machiavelli

Andrés Fabián Henao Castro

Ligurio's textual strategies, and argue instead for Lucrezia's ability, as the real political heroine of this play, to queer virtú. The Secret of the Open Secret (The Subaltern Antithesis) Let me now turn to the text itself, and problematise the

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“Look at Me! I Can Change Your Tire”

Queer Female Masculinity in the Gym

Kristine Newhall

an outward expression of something I very much felt. And it was also about sex and sexuality and desire. This is Carrie. She is a white, middle-class (from a working-class family), college-educated American queer woman living in the northeast

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Queer Communion

Ron Athey

Amelia Jones

Figure 1. Photo shots from the outside: Ron Athey, Performance at Participant in 3 Acts. Live-stream performance for Participant After Dark as part of the exhibition, Queer Communion: Ron Athey, curated by Amelia Jones at Participant Inc

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Queer Sinofuturism

The Aberrant Movements and Posthumanist Mutations of Body, Identity, and Matter in Lu Yang's Uterus Man

Gabriel Remy-Handfield

inherent queerness present in the video; indeterminacy is already implied in the title of the film. The character possesses different abilities and weapons, all related to a different part of the uterus associated with the feminine body . Lu Yang created a

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Non-normative Bodies, Queer Identities

Marginalizing Queer Girls in YA Dystopian Literature

Miranda A. Green-Barteet and Jill Coste

the dystopian protagonists often transgress gendered expectations, most still are white, able-bodied, heterosexual, cis-gendered girls. Indeed, this popular genre rarely features queer girls as protagonists, and YA dystopian novels with queer girls

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Visions of Queer Places

Migration and Utopia in Finnish Queer Comics

Anna Vuorinne and Ralf Kauranen

A few exceptions notwithstanding, it is only in recent years that queer comics, defined as ‘comic books, strips, graphic novels, and webcomics that deal with LGBTQ themes from an insider's perspective’, 1 have gained more space in Finnish comics