Samantha Allen “Texas’ Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Bill’ Died Last Year. It May Come Back to Life.“
”Republican lawmakers, including state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, who sponsored last year’s failed anti-trans ‘bathroom bill,’ plan on trying to pass a raft of anti-LGBT legislation.”
Kasandra Brabaw and Nicolas Bloise, “For 13 Drag Queens, Performance Is Their Outlet & Refuge“
”[W]e talk with 13 drag queens who attended Bushwig about the true meaning of safe spaces, and why it's so important to be able to express themselves without judgment.”
Devlina Datta, “Siddharth Gautam: One Of India's First LGBT Activists To Fight For LGBT Rights In The 90s“
”Over the years, prominent names of LGBT activists such as Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Harish Iyer et al. have become common knowledge, but there is one name that remained little-known, and that is of Siddharth Gautam, who became the face of India's first collective activism for LGBT rights, powered by AIDS Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan (ABVA).”
Estrella Jaramillo, “The Startup Founder Bringing Honest And Inclusive Sex Education To Young Adults“
”Frustration and despair with their own health conditions is a common starting point in startup founders’ mission stories. Mia Davis spent over a year Googling her symptoms before she realized that she had a pelvic floor condition called vaginismus.”
Whitney Kimball, “Go Forth and Breast Pump“
”On Friday, model Valeria Garcia rocked a breast pump-and-black lace bra on the runway at Marta Jakubowski’s London fashion show”
Claire Cain Miller, “Many Ways to Be a Girl, but One Way to Be a Boy: The New Gender Rules“
”In a new poll, girls say they feel empowered, except when it comes to being judged on how they look. Boys still feel they have to be strong, athletic and stoic.”
Katharine Murphy, “Human Rights Commission finds 71% of Australians have been sexually harassed“
”More than 85% of women and 56% of men report being sexually harassed at some time, but reporting rates are dropping”
Thomson Reuters, “Romania moves closer to ruling out same-sex marriage“
”Romanian senators have approved a law that would pave the way for the constitution to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman.”
Maya Salam, “Serena’s Not Alone. Women Are Penalized for Anger at Work, Especially Black Women.“
”It was a microcosm, in so many ways, of what women face at work daily: penalized for expressing emotion (Serena), and apologizing for their success (Naomi). In Ms. Williams’s case, it’s what researchers call “double jeopardy” — a lose-lose situation in which she’s up against both gender and racial stereotypes.”
“U.K. proposes ‘no-fault’ divorces to make it easier for married couples to separate”
”It would no longer be necessary to prove misconduct such as adultery or to live apart for a certain number of years before a couple could divorce”
Ben Westcott, “The homophobic legacy of the British Empire“
”Of the 71 countries around the world in which same-sex sexual relations are illegal, it's no coincidence that more than half are former British colonies or protectorates, according to research provided by the International LGBTI Association.”
Michelle Arrow, ""These Are Just a Few Examples of Our Daily Oppressions": Speaking and Listening to Homosexuality in Australia's Royal Commission on Human Relationships, 1974–1977," Journal of the History of Sexuality 27, no. 2 (2018): 234-263. https://muse.jhu.edu/
"This article examines the ways that lesbians and gay men made citizenship claims upon the state in mid-1970s Australia through the case study of the Royal Commission on Human Relationships. Seeking rights and protections from a newly receptive social liberal state, gay men and lesbians framed their experiences through narratives of suffering, exclusion, and citizenship. The Royal Commission on Human Relationships facilitated and legitimated a kind of sexual citizenship for homosexuals, challenging the heteronormative model of citizenship, which had long dominated Australian political life."
Call for Papers
Suffrage at 100: Women and American Politics Since 1920
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2018
"This collection will map out the last 100 years of this lengthy struggle, focusing on efforts to recognize, appreciate, and cultivate women’s civic engagement since the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Our purpose is not celebratory. Instead, we seek to trace the uneven road to suffrage and public office women of different backgrounds and means experienced after 1920. We also intend to expose the institutional barriers and masculinist conceptions of leadership that women in politics have faced and continue to tackle. Women have exhibited considerable democratic imagination within and outside the traditional channels of electoral politics. Melding gender, social, cultural, and political history, this collection seeks to capture examples of women acting together and on their own within and outside electoral and governmental channels to claim a political presence, enlist state action, and create alternative services and solutions. In doing so, we use this historic centennial to make visible the determined presence of women in politics since 1920, while also calling attention to the ways these women have and continue to be written out of history"
Please send article abstracts of 500 words and a CV by September 15, 2018 to: Stacie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leandra at email@example.com. We also welcome questions and comments at those email addresses.
The hit television show American Bandstand has shaped how we understand the 1950s and early 1960s. For many, American Bandstand still evokes nostalgic images of white youth culture and sexually innocent teenage romance: a world made up of malt shops, juke joints, sock hops and drive-in movie theaters. If we look closer at how Bandstand was staged, and what was hidden from sight or hiding in plain view, we can see how the show's creators erased blackness and queerness from the show itself and from the official story of youth culture.