Chinese ‘tongzhi’ renounce Western LGBT politic and reclaim an indigenous “queer” identity.
Empire and Colonialism
In the mid-1970s, South African parliamentarians legalized sex reassignment surgery based on understandings of transsexualism from Jan Morris’s Conundrum.
Class shame hinging upon perceived sexual immorality is an often overlooked element of anti-colonial/apartheid politics in South Africa.
Attempts to ban child marriage in Southern Rhodesia reflected the Europeans’ tendency to perceive African male sexuality as excessive.
Venereal diseases became a means through which colonial elites and moral reformers condemned, surveilled, and made medical interventions against the Jamaican masses.
Francis obscured both the colonial Christian and queer sexual contexts of the executions.
The metaphor of rape has framed understandings of the U.S. military’s occupation of Okinawa.