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We Still Demand!

Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

We Still Demand!

Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles

We Still Demand! recovers the vibrant histories of sex and gender activism across Canada from the 1970s to the present. Highlighting queer, trans, sex-worker, and feminist struggles, this activist history focuses on remembering these struggles and on rethinking the boundaries of sex and gender activism and scholarship. By recovering the history of activism and outlining contemporary challenges, We Still Demand! provides a vital rewriting of the history of sex and gender activism in Canada that will enlighten current struggles and activate new forms of resistance.

324 pages

Sexuality Stud

Table of Contents

Introduction / Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman, and L. Pauline Rankin

Part 1: Histories of Resistance and Activism

1 Liberating Marriage: Gay Liberation and Same-Sex Marriage in Early 1970s Canada / Elise Chenier

2 “Seducing the Unions”: Organized Labour and Strategies for Gay Liberation in Toronto in the 1970s / Mathieu Brûlé

3 “À bas la répression contre les homosexuels!” Resistance and Surveillance of Queers in Montreal, 1971-76 / Patrizia Gentile

4 Fire, Passion, and Politics: The Creation of Blockorama as Black Queer Diasporic Space in the Toronto Pride Festivities / Beverly Bain

5 The Emergence of the Toronto Dyke March / Allison Burgess

6 Rupert Raj, Transmen, and Sexuality: The Politics of Transnormativity in Metamorphosis Magazine during the 1980s / Nicholas Matte

7 Queer Resistance and Regulation in the 1970s: From Liberation to Rights / Gary Kinsman

Part 2: The Politics and Power of Resistance

8 “A History of That Which Was Never Supposed to Be Possible”: Rethinking Gender Passing in History / Fabien Rose

9 “Your Cuntry Needs You”: The Politics of Early 1990s Canadian S/M Dyke Porn / Andrea Zanin

10 Safe Sex Work and the City: Canadian Sex Work Activists Re-Imagine Real/Virtual Cityscapes / Shawna Ferris

11 “Collateral Damage”: Anti-Trafficking Campaigns, Border Security, and Sex Workers’ Rights Struggles in Canada / Annalee Lepp

12 Nationalism, Sexuality, and the Politics of Anti-Citizenship / Cynthia Wright

13 Trans-ing the Canadian Passport: On the Biopolitical Storying of Race, Gender, and Borders / Bobby Noble

Selected Bibliography


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