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About Canada: Queer Rights (Paperback)

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Questioning whether or not Canada is a "queer utopia," this document reflects on the country's growth of acceptance of the LGQBT lifestyles, speculating if it was truly the goal that queer activists hoped to achieve. Using the origins of the 1970s gay and lesbian liberation movement as a starting point, the history of the struggle for queer rights in Canada is highlighted, creating a clearer understanding of the present day. Covered topics include regional organizing; legal reform; institutional homophobia; children, youth, and education; health; and difference and privilege. Contending that Canada's queer community is as diverse and multicultural as the country itself, this study also emphasizes that they are not easily generalized, arguing that they have not yet achieved equality.

About the Author

Peter Knegt is the associate editor of "indieWIRE" and holds a position on the advisory boardof the University of Toronto's Center for Sexual Diversity Studies. He has contributed to "Exclaim"magazine, "IN Toronto "magazine, "Playback," the "Undergraduate Journal of Sexual DiversityStudies," "Variety," and "Xtra!" He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781552664377
ISBN-10: 1552664376
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 143
Language: English
Series: About Canada
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