Tag: Caribbean

Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940

Julio Cesar Capó, Jr Welcome to Fairyland is a transnational queer history of a relatively new city (Miami proper was incorporated as a city in just 1896). In paying particular attention to how constructions of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, and nation collided in the city and beyond […]

The Queer Caribbean: Conflicting Uses of the Colonial Past

Agnes Arnold-Forster  In 1991, the Progressive Liberal Party government amended the Bahamas’ Sexual Offences Act, decriminalising “buggery” and other same-sex sexual acts in private. Over twenty years later the Bahamas still remains ahead of the majority of its Caribbean neighbours. Male-male sexual activity continues to be illegal in eleven Caribbean nations. […]