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Queer Mobilizations

Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Queer Mobilizations

Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy

Canada is considered a leader when it comes to LGBTQ rights, yet this is a fairly recent phenomenon – one that is largely due to the tireless work of disparate groups of LGBTQ activists. Queer Mobilizations examines the relationships between LGBTQ activists and local, provincial, and federal Canadian governments. The contributors explore how various governments have tried to regulate and repress LGBTQ movements, and how, in turn, queer activists have successfully shaped public policy, across the political spectrum, from city halls to Parliament Hill.

336 pages


Table of Contents

Foreword / Elise Chenier

Introduction / Manon Tremblay

Part 1: The National Level

1 LGBTQ Activism: The Pan-Canadian Political Space / Miriam Smith

2 LGBTQ Issues as Indigenous Politics: Two-Spirit Mobilization in Canada / Julie Depelteau and Dalie Giroux

Part 2: The Regional Level

3 Queer Advocacy in Ontario / David Rayside

4 Quebec and Sexual Diversity: From Repression to Citizenship? / Manon Tremblay

5 Mobilization on the Periphery: LGBT Activism and Success in Atlantic Canada / Joanna Everitt

6 LGBT Movements in Western Canada: British Columbia / Brian Burtch, Aynsley Pescitelli, and Rebecca Haskell

7 “Severely Queer” in Western Canada: LGBT2Q Activism in Alberta / Alexa DeGagne

Part 3: The Municipal Level

8 From Contestation to Incorporation: LGBT Activism and Urban Politics in Montreal / Julie Podmore

9 Gay and Lesbian Political Mobilization in Urban Spaces: Toronto / Catherine J. Nash

10 Building Queer Infrastructure: Trajectories of Activism and Organizational Development in Decolonizing Vancouver / Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

11 “Punch[ing] More Than Its Weight”: LGBT organizing in Halifax, Nova Scotia / Nathaniel M. Lewis

Conclusion / Manon Tremblay

Index

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