Ana Cristina Santos. Exploring Theoretical Intersections. Activism the Media and Cultural Change. The process was difficult. Nowadays I am a totally different woman. I am a woman with a dead life and an alive life; sharing time and space. Two names are two identities, even though my I. I am still a white, heterosexual, bourgeois and urban woman. I look the same, but I know I am not [the same]. I know how to handle a defensive weapon. I cannot imagine, though, what it will be like when that change also modifies the gaze of the other. Naming oneself to cover yourself up, or to discover yourself [ 38 ].
A name is a burden…. The name is given when you are born. I was his oldest niece. When he was around the neighborhood… My uncle dressed in a peculiar way, and so did I. I needed a name.
It was a little salutary lesson. Like any other citizen, queer and trans individuals use any opportunity available to them to maximize their capacity to decide on how to conduct their lives. It is often the case that queer and trans people use several personal names according to the context. I had another name that pigeonholed me in the feminine. When I was called Alex I was happy. Later on, my mom realized my sexual orientation, that I liked women. And she stopped calling me Alex and started using my other name.
Alex is, like, very neutral for men or women. Obviously, choosing and being called by gender-neutral names are, in fact, ways to achieve recognition and to displace the constraining norms that regulate gender and sex. Such name ambiguity can be useful in understanding the uses of identity that are especially visible in the playful performance involved in drag kinging. Identities on trial, used part-time, or created for recreational purposes can affect how perception works, both for others and self-produced:.
One day I picked [my name]. It was the name that suited me; the name that popped up. I have always been Mario since then. Sometimes, it happens when you perform as a drag king. For me, changing from my other name to Mario is something that I alternate, and it changes so much [depending on] how people treat me and how they read me.
The fact of giving a name to a different identity somehow consolidates the perception of such identity. It becomes much more credible. When people are in doubt about your identity and they ask and you can provide a name, it calms them down. Pages: 1 2 All Pages. Next page. About Contact Subscribe Archives.
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W6 F32 G72 B78 G7 R33 B45 Against the law. W55 Live and let live; the moral of the Wolfenden report. I73 R63 In Being Gay in Ireland: Resisting Stigma in the Evolving Present, Gerard Rodgers argues that existing theory and research on the lives of gay men often exhibits a social weightlessness such that self-beliefs are frequently decoupled from an analysis of society. History and conventions inform and shape gay men's self-beliefs, yet psychology as a discipline rarely dialogues with historical or political scholarship.
Rodgers corrects this oversight with a critical analysis of the decades of socio-political struggle in Ireland and elsewhere. Rodgers captures the lives of gay men who are situated in varied contexts and who all, despite their different situations, possess self-beliefs that are shaped by wider historical traditions and evolving social change. Rodgers argues that the nuances and particulars of self-beliefs are significantly affected by wider historical traditions and evolving social and political changes.
Through his reconstruction, Rodgers provides practitioners of applied psychological and therapeutic disciplines with an in-depth picture of how historical context and social justice successes have interacted with gay men's self-beliefs, with a particular focus on how prosocial resistances against prejudice have incrementally eroded historical standards of gay stigma. I73 C76 Featuring contributions from lead campaigners, these personal perspectives will inspire anyone with an interest in campaigning for social justice, anyone who volunteered, marched, or canvased, or who wished to know how the drive for marriage equality played out.
Leading figures-including Katherine Zappone, Ann Louise Gilligan, Grainne Healy, Brian Sheehan, and Niall Crowley-broach everything from fundraising and political strategic support to personal efforts and sacrifices, giving a full understanding of the multi-faceted undertaking of running a campaign that continues as a shining example of what it means to strive for a socially progressive Ireland. Hear the voices of the campaigners and examine the details of the strategies adopted that changed Irish hearts and minds to say 'Yes' to equality in the Marriage Referendum I73 H43 At pm on May 23, , in the courtyard of Ireland's Dublin Castle, the country truly became a nation of equals.
Ireland Says Yes is the fast-paced narrative account of all the drama and excitement, as well as highs and lows of the last days, of the extraordinary campaign for a "Yes" vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum. Those who led the Yes Equality campaign tell the inside story of how the referendum was won, and how Ireland's two principal gay and lesbian rights organizations put together the most effective and successful civic society campaign ever launched in Irish politics.
As well as a drama-packed chronological account of how the Yes campaign was executed, the book explores how social media mobilized a new generation of voters to the polls and how political parties, student unions, and youth groups coordinated their efforts to deliver one of the most historic referendum results in Irish political history. I73 B57 On May 23rd, the people of Ireland made history by becoming the first country in the world to introduce marriage equality by popular vote.
The joyous scenes from Dublin Castle and across Ireland, as the historic vote was declared, made headlines across the globe. But more than anything else, the vote was about changing the 'real lives' of the largest minority in Ireland: the LGBT community. Charlie Bird, inspired by the extraordinary Yes Equality campaign, travelled the length and breadth of Ireland to record first-hand the moving life stories of over fifty people who were deeply affected by the marriage equality vote.
These are the true stories from ordinary LGBT people who have lived in the shadow of inequality and oppression for decades. A Day in May is a poignant record of their lives - of the pain, terror, confusion and sometimes the laughter - all of these emotions are beautifully captured by Charlie Bird. Stunning portrait photography complement the voices on paper to powerful effect amplifying the life affirming impact of that day in May when Ireland said yes to marriage equality.
G72 N G55 A3 C65 I73 R67 E O39 Although Russia is the most prominent anti-gay regime in the region, LGBT individuals in other post-communist countries also suffer from discriminatory laws and prejudiced social institutions. O'Dwyer argues that backlash against LGBT individuals has had the paradoxical effect of encouraging stronger and more organized activism, significantly impacting the social movement landscape in the region.
As these peripheral Eastern and Central European countries vie for inclusion or at least recognition in the increasingly LGBT-friendly European Union, activist groups and organizations have become even more emboldened to push for change. Using fieldwork in five countries and interviews with activists, organizers, and public officials, O'Dwyer explores the intricacies of these LGBT social movements and their structures, functions, and impact. The book provides a unique and engaging exploration of LGBT rights groups in Eastern and Central Europe and their ability to serve as models for future movements attempting to resist backlash.
G38 E44 To what extent is queer anti-identitarian?
And how is it experienced by activists at the European level? At queer festivals, activists, artists and participants come together to build new forms of sociability and practice their ideals through anti-binary and inclusive idioms of gender and sexuality.
These ideals are moreover channelled through a series of organisational and cultural practices that aim at the emergence of queer as a collective identity. Through the study of festivals in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Copenhagen, and Oslo, Queer Festivals: Challenging Collective Identities in a Transnational Europe thoughtfully analyses the role of activist practices in the building of collective identities for social movement studies as well as the role of festivals as significant repertoires of collective action and sites of identitarian explorations in contemporary Europe.
F88 A book series dedicated to the harmonisation and unification of family and succession law in Europe. The series includes comparative legal studies and materials as well as studies on the effects of international and European law making within the national legal systems in Europe. In many jurisdictions registered partnerships were introduced either as a functional equivalent to marriage for same-sex couples or as an alternative to marriage open to all couples.
But now that marriage is opened up to same-sex couples in an increasing number of jurisdictions, is there a role and a need for another form of formalised adult relationship besides marriage? In this book, leading family law experts from 15 European and non-European countries explore the history and function of registered partnership in their own jurisdictions.
Further chapters look at the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights and European Union Law on the regulation of registered partnerships.