Queer and Trans Necropolitics in the Afterlife of U.S. Empire
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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.
Velasco, Gina K. “Queer and Trans Necropolitics in the Afterlife of U.S. Empire.” Amerasia Journal 46, no. 2 (2020): 238–52. https://doi.org/10.1080/00447471.2020.1865049.
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