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Smacked in the Face with My Class Privilege

Oh yes, it happened again. There I was, driving along a tree-lined snowy road, listening to NPR when Class Privilege reached up from under my sweater and smacked me in the face. 845 more words


Binge Watching Heteronormativity

I am not a huge fan of movies and even less of a fan of television. Therefore, it is rather odd that I have recently found myself watching an obscene amount of really bad, really heteronormative media. 969 more words


The New American Crusade in Uganda

Ugandan police have blocked gay pride celebrations from happening in two resorts outside the capital, Kampala.

Gay rights activist Frank Mugisha said more than 100 LGBTI people tried to participate in the celebrations in Entebbe near Lake Victoria. 251 more words


"But god made me a woman": Performing gender in The Danish Girl

So I have finally come round and watched The Danish Girl, its taken me a long time to watch it after it was released early this year and was nominated for a fair few Oscars, and won Best Supporting Actress for Alicia Vikander who played Gerda Wergener; the wife of Einar Wergener who became Lili Elbe, performed by Eddie Redmayne. 525 more words


Tilting identity in French synthpop: Christine and the Queens

So finally getting round to writing my first academic-style post on my new blog, its only been a week!

So I thought it would be good to first explain a bit more on the origins of my new blog title “The identity tilt” which was inspired by the lyrics of the Christine and the Queens song “Tilted”. 549 more words


The Queer Political is Geopolitical

Guest author Tamar Shirinian is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Millsaps College

This month, major cities throughout the U.S. will hold annual gay pride events: parades followed by parties throughout the night and weekend. 757 more words

My Reflections from the MBLGTAC 2016 Conference

I wanted to take some time now that the semester is over to write about my conference experience at MBLGTACC (Midwest LBTQIA+ College Conference) 2016, held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. 687 more words