Queer Activism after Marriage Equality

Author(s): Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis (Editor); Michael W. Yarbrough (Editor); Angela Jones (Editor)

LGBTI & Queer Studies

Queer Activism After Marriage Equality focuses on the implications of legal same-sex marriage for LGBTQ social movements and organizing. It asks how the agendas, strategies, structures and financing of LGBTQ movement organizations are changing now that same-sex marriage is legal in some countries.

Building on a major conference held in 2016 entitled "After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics and Scholarship," this collection draws from critical and intersectional perspectives to explore the questions and issues facing the next chapter of LGBTQ activism and social movement work. It comprises academic papers, international case studies, edited transcripts of selected conference sessions, and interviews with activists. These take a critical look at the high-profile work of national and state-wide equality organizations, analyzing the costs of winning marriage equality and what that has meant for other LGBTQ activism. In addition to this, the book examines other forms of queer activism that have existed for years in the shadows of the marriage equality movement, as well as new social movements that have developed more recently. Finally, it looks to examples of activism in other countries and considers lessons U.S. activists can learn from them.

By presenting research on these and other trends, this volume helps translate queer critiques advanced during the marriage campaigns into a framework for ongoing critical research in the after-marriage period.

May 2018


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List of Contributors




Section 1: Examining the Mainstream LGBT Movement


Chapter 1: LGBTQ Politics After Marriage: A panel discussion with Gabriel Foster, Paulina Helm-Hernandez, Robyn Ochs, Steven Thrasher, Urvashi Vaid, and Hari Ziyad


Chapter 2: Ga(y)tekeeping Identity, Citizenship & Claims to Justice: Freedom to Serve’, ‘Freedom to Marry’, and the U.S. Thirst for Good Gay Subjects

by Chriss V. Sneed


Chapter 3: What’s Love Got to do With It: Queer Politics and the "Love Pivot"

by Myrl Beam

Section 2: New Social Movements


Chapter 4: A New Queer Liberation MovementThe Targets of Influence, Mobilization, and Benefits of a New Social Movement

by Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis


Chapter 5: "This is the Freedom Ride We Are Taking": An Interview with the Audre Lorde Project’s Cara Page

by Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis


Chapter 6: "Building the World That We Want to Live In": An Interview with Jennicet Gutierrez & Jorge Gutierrez from Familia: TQLM

by Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis


Chapter 7: Putting the T back in LGBTQ? Trans Activism and Interests After Marriage Equality

by Courtenay W. Daum


Chapter 8: Centering Intersectional Politics: Queer Migration Activisms ‘After Marriage’

by Siobhán McGuirk, Jara M. Carrington, Claudia Cojocaru, Jamila Hammami, Marzena Zukowska


Section 3: Transnational Perspectives


Chapter 9: After Marriage, Redefining Freedom in the Crosshairs of Empire and Dictatorship: Observations towards a new politics of sexuality

by Raha Iranian Feminist Collective


Chapter 10: Between Secularism and Pro-Islamism: A Historical Review of LGBT Activism During the Pro-Islam JDP Rule in Turkey

by Caner Hazar


Chapter 11: French LGBT Activism After Marriage

by Hugo Bouvard


Chapter 12: Queering the Indignadxs Movement in Spain: Conflicts, resistances and collective learnings

by Gracia Trujillo




General Fields

  • : 9781138557505
  • : Taylor & Francis Group
  • : Routledge
  • : May 2018
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  • : May 2018
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Special Fields

  • : 220
  • : 2017049654
  • : 306.84/8
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis (Editor); Michael W. Yarbrough (Editor); Angela Jones (Editor)