By Lynette J Chua
For many years, Singapore's homosexual activists have sought equality and justice in a kingdom the place legislations is used to stifle easy civil and political liberties. In her groundbreaking e-book, Mobilizing homosexual Singapore, Lynette Chua asks, what does a social circulate seem like in an authoritarian nation? She takes an expansive view of the homosexual stream to envision its emergence, improvement, concepts, and strategies, in addition to the jobs of legislations and rights in social processes.
Chua tells this crucial tale utilizing in-depth interviews with homosexual activists, observations of the movement's activities-including "Pink Dot" occasions, the place millions of Singaporeans assemble in annual celebrations of homosexual pride-movement files, executive statements, and media stories. She indicates how activists install "pragmatic resistance" to achieve visibility and help, take on political norms that suppress dissent, and care for police harassment, whereas warding off direct confrontations with the law.
Mobilizing homosexual Singapore additionally addresses how those courageous, in the community engaged voters pop out into the open as homosexual activists and extend and diversify their efforts within the international queer political movement.
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