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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 167–176.
Published: 01 July 2023
...Rajiv Mohabir This essay is a reading of Andil Gosine’s Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean (2021) that thinks through the author’s contributions on LGBTQ+ history, art, and activism in the Caribbean. It begins with a look at how the animal is wielded discursively to deride queerness...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (3 (69)): 121–132.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., and a statement. It was Wigstock, the festival of drag performances founded in 1984 as a response to the hostile anti-LGBTQ environment fostered by the state’s reaction to the AIDS crisis and the neighborhood’s increasing gentrification. My friends and I quickly donned wigs and headed to Tompkins Square, where...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 239–242.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and African diasporic art and visual culture; and memory, identity, and hidden archives. He has contributed essays to publications on Caribbean art and sexuality, most recently the edited collection Beyond Homophobia: Centring LGBTQ Experiences in the Anglophone Caribbean (2020). KeishA lindsAy...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 154–162.
Published: 01 July 2022
... presentations. 15 However, others have criticized Bad Bunny for profiting off of his queer masculinity without actively elevating LGBTQ voices or participating in social movements for LGBTQ civil rights. 16 Still others criticize Bad Bunny for a lukewarm (at best) stance on anti-Blackness despite his...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (3 (72)): 32–48.
Published: 01 November 2023
...) and run by Dr. Mariela Castro Espín, the daughter of the former president Raúl Castro and Vilma Espín. Formed in the 1980s, CENESEX promotes safer sex practices, is involved with LGBTQ activism in Cuba, and is the home of trans health care in the island. For an overview of the formation and the structure...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 1–23.
Published: 01 July 2022
... that was originally the walled-in city of San Juan. Some, as we shall see soon in greater detail, heard the call in rallies and spontaneously threw themselves into the circle of Afro–Puerto Rican bomba drummers to speak with the ancestors through their steps, and some LGBTQ and Questioning people broke into vogue...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 126–140.
Published: 01 March 2017
... trees are sprouting (see fig. 3 ). Her pregnant and shapely body becomes a text for questioning traditional female identity and the female role as procreator in a patriarchal society criticized by Dominican feminism. For example, Denise Paiewonsky, who is Raquel's sister, a famous feminist, an LGBTQ...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 71–84.
Published: 01 March 2018
... same-sex desire and LGBTQ political solidarity to date, Calypso Rose comfortably declares: “I am gay. And I’m supportive of gays. I’ve been married to a woman for the past seventeen years. . . . And I’m not ashamed or afraid to say it right now. And that’s the reason I am here tonight: to give my sons...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (3 (51)): 100–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) population to be the most discriminated against, followed by what they perceived to be almost equally high levels of discrimination against Haitians, the poor, and women. 53 Not surprisingly, these generally recognized targets of discrimination...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 193–200.
Published: 01 July 2017
... were those dead, who were predominantly Latinx, black, and Afro-Latinx LGBTQ people. Even less noted was the stunning fact that of the forty-nine, twenty-three were from Puerto Rico. Five came from one town alone, Ponce. At times, it felt like even those who wanted to acknowledge that fact did not know...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 233–240.
Published: 01 March 2017
... are careful to state their opposition to same-sex marriage without explicitly condemning LGBTQ communities. To peel away the layers of what would be transgressive about sexualities , then, is to see discourses that often pull contradictorily in several directions at once. The British prime minister's...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 241–249.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of gender justice and equality is apparent as King tracks the distinctions between the landscapes of freedom for women and those for men when it comes to the arena of sexuality. In untangling (without undermining) the alliance that the LGBTQ movement constitutes in the Caribglobal community, King highlights...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 84–95.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., brotherhood, but a range of politics that spring out of discourses of sexuality and desire. I'm trying to place these questions about affiliation next to this photograph that came to me by way of a group called F.I.E.R.C.E., an LGBTQ people of color community organizing and advocacy group here in New York...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (2 (71)): 110–121.
Published: 01 July 2023
... with a significant female and LGBTQ+ leadership. Women and feminized individuals have always been at the heart of all forms of resistance mobilization and strategizing against slavery and colonialism. In the present, they have a special hand in the forging of the politics this cimarrón is meant to communicate...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 147–162.
Published: 01 July 2020
...-no-tengo-nada-que-perder/ . 46 “Todxs nosotrxs hemos sido advertidos que, si queremos un mejor futuro, lo vamos a tener que conseguir ‘allá afuera,’ pero nosotrxs no queremos irnos, queremos crear un mejor futuro aquí adentro”; ibid. 47 See Ed Morales, “Feminist and LGBTQ Activists...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 22–35.
Published: 01 March 2020
... are represented as ever-present shadows, as vectors of intimate violence, and as catalysts that shape the psyche and the kinship and erotic practices of each woman. Obono’s La Bastarda is known as the first LGBTQ novel in the Equatoguinean literary corpus. 45 Through the narrative of the protagonist Okomo...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 96–109.
Published: 01 July 2020
..., “queer responses to the apocalypse” are emerging as LGBTQ+ activists across the region are challenging normative constructions of personhood and the crumbling social, political, and economic institutions founded upon them. 45 We see challenges to the dominance of privatization and individual property...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 128–143.
Published: 01 July 2018
...,” asserts the Victory Fund, the US-based LGBTQ leadership organization that hosted its third annual Latin American and Caribbean leadership institute in Santo Domingo in 2017. It is a collaboration with Diversidad Dominicana and Colombia’s Caribe Affirmativo to train out-and-proud political leadership...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 17–33.
Published: 01 July 2019
... domination to consider more nuanced approaches to both Jamaican and North Atlantic cultural influences. 13 The formation of this historical narrative is informed by dominant constructions of queerness in Jamaica’s present. Despite the gains made over two decades by Jamaica’s longest-standing LGBTQ...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
.../2009fall_zehnder.php ; and Ellen Papazian, “Six Questions for Staceyann Chin,” Bitch , 19 July 2009, www.bitchmagazine.org/post/bibliotalk-with-writer-and-activist-staceyann-chin . 9 Staceyann Chin, “Crossfire,” LGBTQ Programs at Vassar College, 19 February 2009, vassarlgbtq.blogspot.com/2009/02/celebrating...
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