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(cfp) Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects Janeiro 8, 2019

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Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects

Call for Papers for session at the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Conference, London 28-30 August 2019

Stefanie C. Boulila (University of Göttingen), Kath Browne (Maynooth University) and Catherine Jean Nash (Brock University),

Call for Papers for a session at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), London 28-30 August 2019. Sponsored by the Space, Sexualities and Queer Research Group.

It has long been argued that the national project is inherently heteronormative – creating and celebrating specific family forms, as well as reiterating nationalistic visions through gendered and sexualised normativities (e.g. Binnie and Bell, 2000; Sharp, 1996; Yuval-Davis 1997). More recently, investigations of homonationalism have explored the cooption and use of (white) lesbian and gay ‘acceptances’ often in the form of civil unions to reproduce the national project, affirm racial hierarchies and engage in postcolonial military conflict (e.g. Puar, 2007; El-Tayeb 2011, Haritaworn 2012). At the same time there have been new forms of resistances to sexual and gender equalities, including anti-gender campaigns. As an analytical category, heteroactivism opens up a space to examine these phenomena relationally as well as in their heterogeneity (Browne and Nash, 2017).

The securitization of borders, the rise of populism and the far right in allegedly post-racial times require sexual and gendered analyses that engage with the multiplicities of support and oppositions to rights, equalities and intersectional justice. This session seeks explore the multifarious intersections of heteroactivism and nationalist projects. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Race, religion and oppositions to/acceptances of sexual and gender liberations
  • Modernity, Europeaness And LGBT/Women’s rights
  • University Cultural wars and governmental interventions 
  • Sexualities of the far right/populisms
  • Gender Norms and nationalisms
  • Opposing the Oppositions/acceptances Confrontation, debate and protest, the promise of oppositional politics
  • Heteroactivism and homonationalist affirmations

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please send your expression of interest including title, abstract of up to 250 words, and your name and institutional affiliation to the session to kath.browne@mu.ie, sboulil@uni-goettingen.de, and cnash@brocku.ca by 31st January 2019.

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(cfp) Lesbian Lives Conference 2019 Janeiro 7, 2019

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Lesbian Lives Conference 2019

The Politics of (In) Visibility

Call for Proposals

University of Brighton, UK, 15-16 March 2019

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 18th January 2019

Following a great response to this years CFP we are extending the deadline to give more people the opportunity to be part of this brilliant event. The theme for the 2019 Lesbian Lives Conference is The Politics of (In) Visibility. The 24th edition of this conference is hosted by the University of Brighton Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender in conjunction with feminist scholars from University College Dublin and Maynooth University. The organisers of this two-day international and interdisciplinary conference now welcome proposals from academics, scholars, students, activists, documentary and film-makers, writers and artists.

The Lesbian Lives Conference is not just the world’s most longstanding academic conference in Lesbian Studies, it is a large international event that draws speakers and participants from all continents and hosts the best-known as well as emerging scholars in the field. In the past we have hosted Emma Donoghue, Jackie Kay, Joan Nestle, Sarah Schulman, Cherry Smyth, Del La Grace Volcano, Sarah Waters, Campbell X and academics such as Sara Ahmed, Terry Castle, Laura Doan, Lisa Downing, Lillian Faderman, Sarah Franklin, Claire Hemmings, Alison Hennegan, Sally R. Munt, Helena Whitbread, Bonnie Zimmerman among many others.

Moving beyond the notion of the politics of visibility as meaning only the politics of being ‘out’ or being about erasure from cultural representation, the conference seeks to further probe what the politics of (in)visibility means to the LGBTQ community and individuals today.  With celebrity culture and new media is visibility still a burning issue? Although visibility has increased, there are still media representations drawing predominantly on limiting stereotypes; lesbians, bisexual women and trans folks continue to be marginalised; yet visual activism and expression; from painting, photography, and documentary making to romcoms, comics, YouTube serials, and slasher fiction are at the heart of LBTQ culture.

The conference also would like to invite delegates to think about the politics of (In) visibility beyond visual culture and media representations, to include broader notions of public life and spaces. Gay culture may be increasingly visible in some metropolitan areas but lesbian spaces and places continue to be invisible. Similarly, Pride may be considered a moment of public visibility for the whole of the LGBTQ spectrum, but also in this case visibility is shaped by commercial interests and this again marginalises LBT and other non normative perspectives and experiences. Beyond these particular examples it is also important to consider intersectionality in relation to societal aspects of power that  potentially render identities  either or both in- and hyper visible.

Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following:

·      The relation of queer to lesbian visibility 

·      Visual activism

·      Revisiting debates about LGBTQ visibility and its discontent

·      (In)visibility and intersectionality

·      (Bi) invisibility in LGBT communities 

·      Visibility in mainstream media 

·      Fake news and tablodisation of sexual identities 

·      Social media and visibility 

·      Lesbian YouTube culture

·      Sexuality and Instagram

·      Dating apps

·      Film and screen studies 

·      Comics

·      Photography 

·      LGBTQ domestic photography and home movies

·      Lesbians in the archives 

·      The visual imprint of subcultures

·      The lesbian lens 

·      The lesbian gaze

·      LBTQ looks 

·      Youth and (in)visibility

·      Visibility and social class / disability/ race/gender

·      Visibility and invisibility of LGBT in museums 

The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops and (E) visual presentations.  We encourage submissions across all genres, both fact and fiction which align to the conference theme, and which have been produced between 2015-2018.

Lesbian Lives aims to build bridges across disciplines and explore less traditional forms of critical engagement with the politics of (in)visibility. In 2019, this underlying ethos of inclusiveness and dialogue will materialize in a fundraiser exhibition. Under the remit of “The Lesbian Lens”, we invite artists to digitally submit visual work: drawing, painting, photography and video. The exhibition opening will take place on the 15th of March and it will close a week after.

For papers, panels or workshops, please submit proposals of no more than 300 words to: sexgencentre@brighton.ac.uk clearly the information required as per the guidelines below, by the 18 January 2019. For submissions to the exhibition, please send your work to: J.Keane@brighton.ac.uk

If your proposal is selected you may be directed to a formal submission through our contributions and registrations site. For all further details please see https://www.facebook.com/Lesbian-Lives-Conference-2019-316502112413277/

The Lesbian Lives Conference is open to all genders and any political and sexual orientations. There is an ethos of welcome and accessibility. 

We particularly want to extend a welcome to bi and trans communities.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference and to hearing the exciting papers, participating in the enlivening workshops, watching the phenomenal films and engaging in a process of learning and growth.

For regular conference updates follow us on twitter: @CTSG_Brighton

Best wishes, 

The Lesbian Lives Conference committee 

Geographies of Sexualities (Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies) Outubro 25, 2018

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies

Geographies of Sexualities

 

Guest Editor: Emily Kazyak

Email address: ekazyak2@unl.edu

Abstract deadline: November 1, 2018

Questions of geography, space, and location are integral to sexuality scholarship.  For instance, scholars have asked: How do LGBTQ+ identities, communities, and activism form in cities? How are rural areas, contrary to popular assumptions, also spaces where LGBTQ+ identities, communities, and activism occur? What role do LGBTQ+ neighborhoods play in the changing nature of cities? How do LGBTQ+ people build intentional communities? How does gender matter insofar as the migration patterns and residential choices for lesbian women and gay men often look different? How do race, class, and gender matter in LGBTQ+ urban spaces? More global and transnational perspectives open up questions including: How does migration matter for the ways in which people make sense of their sexuality? How do sexuality and gender identity inform the processes of seeking asylum? How do the categories, identities, and forms of activism that exist in one context or country not always translate to another context or country?

The goal of this special issue is to build on this scholarship and illuminate why it continues to be important for sexuality scholars to interrogate questions of geography, space, and location.

Contributors are asked to consider how binaries related to space, location, and geography inform understandings of sexuality and matter to the identities and experiences of lesbians. For instance, how are binaries such as urban/rural, private/public, center/border, South/North, migrant/native, global/local, salient?

Contributors may also interpret the theme of spaces more broadly and think about how sexuality matters and how the identities and experiences of lesbians matter in or are shaped by a variety of contexts, including but not limited to: families, schools, online communities, courtrooms, LGBTQ+ neighborhoods and communities, and pride parades.

The Journal of Lesbian Studies is an interdisciplinary journal and the special issue invites contributions from scholars in multiple fields and scholars using multiple methodologies and theoretical frameworks to understand the intersections of geography and sexuality.

Submit abstracts of 200-250 words, and a 2-3 page CV, to Emily Kazyak at ekazyak2@unl.edu by November 1, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be sent by December 1, 2018, and completed manuscripts are due March 1, 2018.

#proud to be Julho 1, 2018

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Programação completa do Queer Lisboa 21 Setembro 6, 2017

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01 Set, 2017 / por Queer Lisboa / em Queer Lisboa 21

Em 2017, o Queer Lisboa entra na sua terceira década de existência com a exibição de 90 filmes de 32 países. Além da retrospetiva dedicada à artista multimédia Shu Lea Cheang, a ter lugar no Cinema São Jorge e no MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, e da muito aguardada estreia do filme God’s Own Country, do britânico Francis Lee, na Noite de Abertura, o Queer Lisboa 21 vai acolher muitas mais surpresas e convidados internacionais.

Depois de, em 2016, termos celebrado uma data redonda de aniversário, o número recorde de filmes que os nossos programadores visionaram este ano, permitiram-nos construir um programa que parece todo ele traçar linhas narrativas, estéticas, formais e, até mesmo, ideológicas, que permitem antever direções do cinema queer para as quais estaremos certamente atentos nos próximos anos.

Dos 32 países presentes, os EUA são o mais representado, com 21 filmes. A Alemanha e a França estão representados, em ex-aequo, com 12 filmes cada, seguindo-se o Brasil, com 10 filmes.

As competições do Queer Lisboa 21 são compostas não só pelas narrativas e temas “clássicos” do cinema queer, mas também por filmes que falam de religião, migrações, racismo, fronteiras, deficiência, política, ao mesmo tempo em que arriscam transdisciplinaridades, rompem cânones do cinema de género, abraçam novas linguagens audiovisuais e novos modelos de relação do espectador com essas linguagens. De volta estão, assim, as Competições de Longas-Metragens, Documentários, Curtas-Metragens, In My Shorts e Queer Art.

A secção Panorama ganha este ano um novo fôlego com a exibição de oito filmes: quatro ficções e quatro documentários. Destaque para 1:54, do canadiano Yan England, que estará em Lisboa, numa colaboração com a Embaixada do Canadá em Portugal. O filme é protagonizado por Antoine-Olivier Pilon (o protagonista de Mommy, de Xavier Dolan). Quand On A 17 Ans, de André Téchiné, um dos mais aclamados realizadores do cinema pós-Nouvelle Vague, terá a sua antestreia nacional no Queer Lisboa.

Já a secção Hard Nights terá em destaque Colby Keller, um dos mais populares atores porno da atualidade, bem como filmes recentes de Koichi Imaizumi, Sky Deep, Marit Östberg e Francy Fabritz.

A música volta com a secção Queer Pop, com um programa centrado na obra de George Michael e outro focado nos novos valores da música queer do Brasil.

O Queer Lisboa 21 terminará com a exibição do muito aplaudido Mãe Só Há Uma, de Anna Muylaert, premiado na Berlinale em 2016.

Durante o festival vão ainda realizar-se várias festas. A Festa de Abertura terá lugar no clube Fontória e contará com a música do trio Asneira (António Almada Guerra, João Villas-Boas e Tiago Pinhal Costa). No dia 21, o Queer Lisboa associa-se ao coletivo Groove Ball para uma festa no Rive-Rouge, enquanto um dia depois a festa será feita no clube Construction, onde estará presente Colby Keller. A Festa de Encerramento realiza-se no Titanic Sur Mer e nela vão passar música Sky Deep e Simºne.

A programação completa do Queer Lisboa 20 pode ser consultada aqui e o calendário de sessões aqui.

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(cfp) New geographies of HIV/AIDS in times of PrEP Setembro 4, 2017

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New geographies of HIV/AIDS in times of PrEP

Call for papers/panellists at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 10-14 April 2018 

 Convenors: Gavin Brown (University of Leicester) & Cesare Di Feliciantonio (Maynooth University)

 

Following the introduction and the expanding availability of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and improved uses of ‘treatment as prevention’ for those already infected with HIV, new infections-rates for HIV have started to decline, especially in those cities and among those populations where campaigning and public investments have been strongest. As argued by Auerbach and Hoppe (2015: 1), “getting PrEP to ‘work’ is more complicated than simply ‘getting drugs into bodies’”. Rather, PrEP embodies a range of interacting physiological, psychological and social realities that together affect (…) relationship dynamics, sexual cultures and social arrangements that have influence beyond HIV”.  In fact the use of PrEP (as well as the adherence to antiretroviral therapies, ARTs, for HIV-positive people) reshapes the meanings associated with categories such as ‘safe’, ‘bareback’ and ‘raw’ sex, offering new possibilities for empowerment as well as new forms of biopower (Dean, 2015; Preciado, 2015).  Given the persistent inequalities in the access and availability of PrEP, we think there is the need for a serious engagement by geographers and social scientists in producing knowledge about the emerging social and spatial dimensions of HIV prevention and treatment, including the ways in which new socio-technical assemblages of treatment and prevent have reconfigured the social, cultural, and sexual lives of people with (and at risk of infection from) HIV.

We invite contributions around (but not limited to) the following topics/questions:

  • the uneven geographies of PrEP accessibility and availability;
  • the political economy of PrEP;
  • the socio-technical materialities of PrEP;
  • PrEP, race, gender and class;
  • how PrEP impacts upon HIV-related acceptance and stigma;
  • the (uneven) social and spatial dimensions of the persistence of “Truvada whores” stigma (Calabrese and Underhill, 2015);
  • the sexual citizenship of undetectability;
  • PrEP as community-based activism;
  • PrEP as the expression of biopower;
  • comparative perspectives on campaigns, policies and strategies to implement PrEP access;
  • intersections between PrEP-related activism and HIV+-related activism
  • the geographical implications of ‘undetectability’;

 

Expressions of interest

We intend to organize a paper or panel session depending on the preferences of the participants. If interested, please contact Gavin Brown (gpb10@leicester.ac.uk) and Cesare Di Feliciantonio (difeliciantoniocesare@gmail.com) by October 6th; in the email please include a 250-words abstract if you prefer a paper session or a short outline (up to 7 lines) if you prefer a panel session. We will try to arrange the best format solution accordingly.

 

References

Auerbach, J. D. and Hoppe, T. A. 2015. Beyond “getting drugs into bodies”: social science perspectives on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. Journal of the International AIDS Society 18(suppl. 3), http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.18.4.19983 [last visit: August 24th 2017]

Calabrese, S. K. and  Underhill, K. 2015. How Stigma Surrounding the Use of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Undermines Prevention and Pleasure: A Call to Destigmatize “Truvada Whores”. American Journal of Public Health 105(10): 1960-4.

Dean, T. 2015. Mediated intimacies: raw sex, Truvada, and the biopolitics of chemoprophylaxis. Sexualities 18(1/2): 224-46.

Preciado, P. 2015. Condoms chimiques. Libération 11/06, http://www.liberation.fr/chroniques/2015/06/11/condoms-chimiques_1327747[last visit: August 24th 2017]

espaços queer e cinema Julho 30, 2013

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A 17ª edição do festival Queer Lisboa terá a sua secção Queer Focus dedicada às questões relacionadas com cidade e sexualidade. Estarei por lá participando no debate. Aqui fica uma ideia do programa desta secção.

“Esta secção pretende oferecer um olhar à relação entre as diferentes realidades pessoais e comunitárias de indivíduos queer, com as políticas sociais e os efeitos da crise económica e da gentrificação que afectam o mundo nos dias de hoje.

Destaque neste programa para a estreia da longa-metragem grega Boy Eating the Bird’s Food(Grécia, 2012, 80’), um arrojado e comovente retrato do percurso de um jovem que perde tudo, na Atenas de hoje. Esta secção contará também com um debate que procurará abordar estas questões enquadradas na realidade portuguesa.

Programação completa da Secção Queer Focus:
The 727 Days without Karamo (Áustria, 2013, 80’), de Anja Salomonowitz
Boy Eating the Bird’s Food (Grécia, 2012, 80’), de Ektoras Lygizos
Gut Renovation (EUA, 2012, 82’), de Su Friedrich
Mondomanila (Filipinas, 2012, 75’), de Khavn
Wildness (EUA, 2012, 74’), de Wu Tsang

 

 

Stonewall 40 Years Later Junho 28, 2013

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O GÉNERO AFRICANO Meandros da Problemática do Género em África Maio 14, 2013

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O GÉNERO AFRICANO Meandros da Problemática do Género em África

15 de Maio: 17h30: SALA 9EC Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

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17.00 horas: INAUGURAÇÃO DA EXPOSIÇÃO

Penteados e Toucados tradicionais de Angola

Artista: Helena Justino

Dir. Biblioteca FLUL: Prof. Doutor José Pedro Serra

Organização: Serviço de Difusão Cultural da Biblioteca FLUL

17.30 horas: SESSÃO DE ABERTURA: 

Direcção do CEC

Direccão da  WELWITSCHIA – Casa da Cultura Angolana)

Inocência Mata  (FLUL-CEC/ Directora do Departamento de Línguas e Literatura da WELWITSCHIA – Casa da Cultura Angolana)

18.15horas: MESA REDONDA

Sessão 1: PARA ALÉM DO “CONHECIDO”

Moderadora: Inocência Mata (FLUL/CEC)

Afriqueer – algumas notas em torno da diversidade sexual

Paulo Jorge Vieira (CEG/IGOT-UL)

Identidades não normativas na literatura cabo-verdiana.

Mário César Lugarinho (USP, Brasil)

Pensar o Género a partir da Família: representações, ideais e vivências entre duas gerações de homens são-tomenses.

Sónia Ramalho (Dep. Antropologia/FCSH-UNL)

DEBATE | INTERVALO

Sessão 2: O GÉNERO E AS DINÂMICAS HISTÓRICAS

Moderadora: Manuela Ribeiro Sanches (FLUL/CEC)

A Lei Contra a Violência Doméstica em Angola (Lei nº 25/11, de 14 de Julho)

Afonso Malongui Malungo (jurista)

Ambiguidades de Género: masculinidades femininas no Campo Militar em Angola

Margarida Paredes (ISCTE-IUL)

Género e Violências na Guiné-Bissau: entre o público e o privado.

Joacine Katar Moreira (ISCTE-IUL)

ENCERRAMENTO

Direcção CEC/FLUL: Eduarda Ferronha (Vice-Presidente da WELWITSCHIA – Casa da Cultura Angolana)

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radical gai (na voz de Ricardo Llamas) Maio 5, 2013

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(resolvi roubar este artigo de Juan Argelina retirado do seu blog, onde nos fala da Radical Gai – grupo activista surgido nos anos 90 – pela voz de Ricardo Llamas. Vale a pena ler e, também, escutar e ver os vídeos)

Me han venido a la cabeza muchos recuerdos al ver a mi antiguo compañero de la Radi, Ricardo Llamas, en estos videos; pero sin duda lo primero en venirme a la mente han sido imágenes de antiguas entrevistas realizadas por Paloma Chamorro para su memorable programa La Edad de Oro. No sé por qué. La estética. La forma de enfocar la escena. El tono. O más aún, la sensación de relato arqueológico. Al igual que ella dejaba que fluyera el verbo de Dalí o Miró, como iconos que eran de una vanguardia pasada, relatando lo que significaron en su tiempo, así Ricardo (sin pretender igualarlo a aquellos) expresa sus recuerdos de la Radical Gai como protagonista de una cierta vanguardia también de su propio tiempo. Un tiempo sin duda efímero, pero intenso, que marcó un deseo de transgresión hoy desaparecido. Como él dice, un deseo “hiperbólico”, que se marcaba discursos anacrónicos sobre la libertad sexual en un ambiente poco abierto a ampliar los límites de la política tradicional, incluso entre la izquierda. Ya se sabe que en cuestiones morales y de costumbres los cambios son más lentos. El discurso de la Radi era furibundo y sin concesiones. Usaba un lenguaje provocador, que removía el miedo conservador a superar los límites de la buena conciencia, del no hacer nada que llamase la atención sobre el tabú del sexo gay en todas sus manifestaciones, y sobre la realidad de ese mundo subterráneo y nocturno en el que se movía (y aún se mueve).

Aclara Ricardo nuestra propia contradicción, que llegó a acabar con la Radi, entre nuestras aspiraciones alternativas y nuestro deseo de gozar de la lúdica apertura que el mercado estaba abriendo a los gays a toda marcha, y que, como Paco Vidarte mostró en su Ética Marica, ha acabado convirtiendo al colectivo gay en la gran masa de consumidores clónicos, anodinos y apolíticos que es hoy día. En medio de esa transición, es cierto que la Radical Gai se veía claramente impotente. Sonreí imaginándonos con nuestras pancartas y pelucas plateadas en medio de las atronadoras carrozas del Gay pride con Alaska sonando a cinco mil decibelios. Cuando la reivindicación es sustituida por la macrodiscoteca y el consumo desaforado; y el marketing empresarial domina el comportamiento y las aspiraciones del personal, una asociación que no se integra en las nuevas reglas del mercado no tiene nada que hacer.
Hace ya casi 15 años que la Radi desapareció, y parece que ha transcurrido un siglo. ¿Somos más libres, más críticos, más solidarios, ya no vemos homofobia por las calles, todos queremos casarnos? Es revelador lo que leo en “Ética Marica“:

” La liberación de gays y lesbianas sólo ha sido posible y permitida pasando por el aro del capitalismo, del comercio, de la burguesía y sus valores discriminatorios: si hacéis profesión de fe de individualismo y milagro americano, os dejamos ser de los nuestros, pero sólo los que recen nuestro credo, los demás seguirán aplastados, aunque nunca diremos ya que lo son por maricas, por respeto a las maricas que están de nuestro lado. Simplemente cambiamos el discurso, pero las prácticas de exclusión y marginación permanecen idénticas y los sectores de la población que queríamos seguir manteniendo al margen y controlados lo siguen estando, pero hemos conseguido depurar la exclusión en provecho de la clase privilegiada, que tiene derecho a ser marica sin que ello le suponga un desclasamiento. Los pobres van a seguir siendo, sean maricas o no: que se las arreglen entre ellos si los marginados quieren seguir apredeando a mariquitas y travestis, asuntos sucios de gente baja que no nos preocupan. Nosotros somos ahora más fuertes, y nuestras instituciones también, como la familia, la herencia y transmisión del patrimonio, la ampliación de nuestra capacidad reproductiva (es más fácil ahora que adopte una marica rica que un matrimonio hetero pobre). Un hijo de gays ricos nunca será ya un “hijo del pueblo”, se lo hemos arrancado al pueblo y ya formará siempre parte de los nuestros.”

“La pedagogía de la liberación sexual ha sido jerárquica, de arriba abajo, y no ha tenido el más mínimo interés en llegar al campo, a las fábricas, a los ámbitos de trabajo y socialidad de las clases más bajas: no se combate, ni interesa, la homofobia en el pueblo, en los inmigrantes, en las cárceles, ¿quién se acuerda? Y si acaso, se utiliza como factor de discriminación y exclusión de los pobres, acusándolos de homófobos: acusamos a la cultura latina de subdesarrollada, de poco democrática, de homófoba; acusamos al islam, acusamos a las clases desfavorecidas económicamente de ser el verdadero reservorio de la misoginia, de la homofobia, del racismo, porque las clases altas y la burguesía ya han aprendido a no serlo y a ser libres sin oprimir a los demás. ¡Genial! Para que luego digan que la crítica de las ideologías ya no sirve para nada. Todo falsa conciencia, pues en el fondo se quieren mantener los privilegios de las clases acomodadas que han ampliado un poco su “nosotros”, ahora son más y más poderosos con las maricas integradas y disponen de nuevos instrumentos de opresión y de una nueva fachada de defensa de derechos sociales que les ha salido muy barata. Y nosotras a pintarles y enfoscarles su preciosa fachada.”

A esto me refería cuando hablaba del discurso provocador. Éste es el lenguaje que usaba la Radical Gai, por el que se nos consideraba “bichos raros”, al pinchar allí donde dolía. Un lenguaje de contenido político que, hoy por hoy, ha desaparecido, y que, in extremis, Paco Vidarte quiso vomitar antes de morir.