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Mariage pour tous, pour une autre stratégie politique

Mariage pour tous, pour une autre stratégie politique
« Si les homosexuels se bornent à revendiquer leur liberté, cette demande seule ne sera pas révolutionnaire et on peut imaginer qu'elle entrera un jour dans le champ de la récupération par la bourgeoisie et du réformisme. Ce serait aussi absurde que de vouloir aller vivre dans une île homosexuelle libre, en abandonnant le combat contre l'exploitation économique et l'illégitimité des structures bourgeoises » (FHAR, Tout, 23 avril 1971). Une proposition de loi encadrant l’ouverture du mariage civil aux couples de même genre a été présentée en Conseil des ministres et l’Assemblée Nationale est appelée à en débattre, en janvier 2013. Une promesse de campagne du nouvellement élu François Hollande commence donc à prendre forme. Certes les contours de la loi restent pour le moment flous, mais il semble bien qu’une partie des promesses du candidat socialiste à l’élection présidentielle ne sera pas tenue. Les identités « culturelles » autonomes de la rhétorique néolibérale Droits et égalité.

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Gay Rights Are Not Queer Liberation Katrina’s Team Pick: I came out as bisexual when I was 16. And although I had a girlfriend who I had very serious 16-year-old feelings about, my coming out always came with a qualifier. “I’m bi – I love my girlfriend, but eventually, I want to be with a man. I want to marry a man and have a house and have children and put them in that house.” When I was 18, I realized I was gay, and suddenly not only was the thought that I wanted to be with a man untrue, the idea that I could ever be married seemed completely impossible. This Happens: Sexual Assault Between Queer Women It happened five years ago. She was my first girlfriend. I had never had sex before; I had been out since I was in my late teens. I thought it couldn’t happen to me, because I thought it wouldn’t. How could a woman, let alone a queer woman, sexually assault another woman?

Marriage Is Great, But Many LGBT People of Color Need Job Safety As the Supreme Court weighed arguments on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts wondered aloud from the bench whether action on the issue by the court was necessary, because “politicians are falling all over themselves” to bring the legal rights of gay and lesbian Americans in line with those of everyone else. If only this were true. In up to 34 states it’s still legal for employers to deny jobs to citizens simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The lack of legal protections in two-thirds of the states for members of the LGBT community means that more people live in poverty and have a harder time making it simply because their rights aren’t on an equal footing with other Americans. This is even more the case for LGBT women and people of color, where employment discrimination fuels an even broader economic crisis.

Joy and Rage: Why the Fight for Queer Equality Doesn’t End with Marriage This Wednesday the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), so now we have to talk about it. DOMA was instated in 1996 under President Bill Clinton, and now 13 years later, it’s gone. This, of course, has been a momentous week in American politics. The Supreme Court, being the showy queens that they are, save the best for last for each season that they’re in session, and this time around they made some decisions that will weigh on their legacy of human rights and change the immediate realities of millions across the country. Human rights, of course, mean much more than gay rights, despite what the genius branding of the Human Rights Campaign would lead one to believe. Human rights are civil rights, a concept most strongly associated in America with the Black struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 60s.

Fighting to Fight: Questioning the 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Battle Editors' Note: Guest blogger Gabrielle Korn is a writer, activist, and artist. She is the Editorial Assistant of On The Issues Magazine, as well as a coordinator of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and an organizer of the New York City Dyke March. She lives in Queens. On September 20, 2011, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" -- the law barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military -- will officially be repealed. Created by President Clinton in 1993 as a compromise between the existing ban on homosexuals in the military and his campaign promises to allow anyone to serve, regardless of sexual identity, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," or simply DADT, had been seen by gay rights activists and allies as forcing gays and lesbians in the military back into the closet.

En finir avec l'imposture LGBT Les débats des derniers mois sur les questions LGBT m'ont appris. Pas vraiment par rapport aux opposants, pour eux je savais à quoi m'attendre. Bien sûr même si je m'attendais à leurs violences, dans leurs propos comme dans leurs actes, ça m'a secouée. Alors on a beau s'y attendre rien ne prépare à recevoir tant de haine, venant d'un peu partout à la fois. Why The Transgender Community Hates HRC Why does the transgender community hate HRC? It’s a question I get frequently asked in GLBT settings. Considering the recent GLBT family feud erupting over ENDA, it's an appropriate one to ask as well. Before I get started trying to shed light on it, I need to point out in the name of journalistic integrity that I was the Lobby Chair for the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) from 1999-2002. The roots of the animosity start after Stonewall.

Le coq et le tas de fumier À Abdelmalek Sayad « Il s’agit de déclarer que la modernité occidentale est en fait incomplète, et probablement imparfaite : il existe de meilleures façons de faire, qui peuvent émerger dans d’autres parties du monde en train de se moderniser. Telle est l’affirmation qu’il nous revient de soutenir. Je n’ai de cesse de le dire : il existe de multiples exemples de pratiques locales dans lesquelles ce genre de pensée et de fonctionnement novateurs a réellement trouvé place. Il s’agit à présent de trouver un cadre discursif plus large qui soit différent, neuf et innovant.