Holly Lewis dismisses a soft solidarity of universal, pluralistic openness in favour of something more powerful.
What do we mean when we talk about the “LGBTQ community”? Are we really describing a subculture? In this extract from his book Sex, Needs and Queer Culture, David Alderson questions the language we use to describe minority groups.
Mimi Marinucci looks at ‘straight allies’ of the LGBT+ community and argues that the concept reinforces straight privilege.
The difference between LGBT+ and queer has something to do with ‘normativity’, right? Mimi Marinucci explains in five paragraphs.
Does deconstructing the gender system rock the foundations of nation and state? What might deheterosexualising the state look like?
Richard Amory’s Song of the Loon (1966) is perhaps the earliest successful gay pulp novel. Here, Reading From Behind author Jonathan A. Allan unpacks why it’s an uncomfortable read.
Has the radicalism of sexual liberation given way to the conservative goals of marriage, adoption rights and the commercialisation of gay and lesbian subcultures?
Queerness has been associated with modernity in most twentieth-century debates on gender and sexuality. Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba looks at some queer modern myths, in the context of translating the queer into Latin American culture.
In this short extract from Reading From Behind, Jonathan A. Allan lays out his starting point for a cultural analysis of the anus