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Heteroactivism : Resisting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Rights and Equalities

Nash, Catherine Jean (Brock University, Canada), Browne, Kath (University College, Dublin, Ireland)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Zed Books Ltd)
Published: October 29, 2020
ISBN: 9781786996459
360 pages, 2 b/w illustrations
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£18.99

Around the world, LGBTQ+ activists have won an unprecedented series of political victories, from marriage equality to increased representation in government. But this success has sparked a backlash. While there has been much scrutiny of the role of the Christian right in opposing LGBTQ+ equality in the US, the backlash goes far beyond these traditional elements, and also extends beyond the US to countries including the UK, Ireland and Canada. In this book, Nash and Brown consider the rise of the new ‘heteroactivism’, showing how social media and new sources of funding have reinvigorated the opponents of LGBTQ+ rights. They also show how the rhetoric and tactics of this new generation of heteroactivists differs from that of their predecessors, exploiting notions of ‘parental rights’ and freedom of speech to assert heteronormative values in spaces ranging from schools to workplaces. They also reveal the increasingly transnational nature of anti- LGBTQ+ activism, with growing links between heteroactivists in the US, UK and beyond.

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