Title

Queer and Trans Necropolitics in the Afterlife of U.S. Empire

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-11-2021

Department 1

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Abstract

Examining popular responses to highly visible examples of queer and trans death – the 2016 massacre of Latinx (largely Puerto Rican) victims at the Pulse LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and the 2014 murder of Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude by a white U.S. Marine in Olongapo, Philippines – this article argues that queer and trans necropolitics are intimately intertwined with the afterlife of empire in former U.S. colonies/neocolonies. Queer Latinx and queer Filipina/o/x American responses to both events exemplify a coalitional moment in which diasporic anti-imperialist politics intersects with queer and trans social movements.

DOI

10.1080/00447471.2020.1865049

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