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This isn’t anti-racism, it’s middle-class misanthropy

by Brendan O’Neill 

” No wonder the mainstream political and cultural elites are so in love with the politics of [black] identity: it is the most pacifying, divisive ideology of our time. It is the new divide and rule. ” read on…

Hindoe LGBT proefpersonen gezocht

Promotie-onderzoek naar de ervaring van hindoe lesbische, homoseksuele en biseksuele mannen en vrouwen in Nederland en Suriname

Ik, Carla Bakboord (cultureel antropoloog afgestudeerd aan de Universiteit van Utrecht), ben bezig met een promotieonderzoek aan de Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam. Dit onderzoek richt zich op de ervaringen van Hindostaans -Surinaamse vrouwen en mannen die het Hindoeïsme belijden en (ook) seksuele relaties hebben met een partner van hetzelfde geslacht. read on…

Transgenders Suriname richten organisatie op

Voorafgaand aan de vierde ‘Coming Out Loop’ in Paramaribo, zal op zaterdag 11 oktober 2014 de Launch van de stichting “Trans in Action”(TiA) plaatshebben. Deze “nieuwe” stichting is een op mensenrechten gebaseerde belangenorganisatie voor en door transgender personen uit Suriname. read on…

Who’s Afraid of Black Sexuality? (7 en slot)

Following the report, which the CDC later admitted was misleading, several black scholars and scientists spoke up about the way medical research is conducted on African-Americans. Too much research, they said, focuses on clinics in poor, urban areas where people are more likely to use drugs or have sexually transmitted diseases. The data from those populations, they said, cannot be used to form generalizations about all black people—or about black versus white people.

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Who’s Afraid of Black Sexuality? (6)

door Stacey Patton

Today, scholars in the field are studying gender, queerness, pleasure, public health. They’re looking at representations of sexuality in contemporary gospel music and cyberspace, at sex among black men in prison, sex tourism in Brazil, gays and lesbians in the civil-rights movement, the sexualization of black children, and much more.

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Who’s Afraid of Black Sexuality? (5)

by Stacey Patton

Among scholars, much of the early work was done by historians, particularly black feminist historians, says Johnson. They brought out of the shadows the violation of black women under slavery—and the women’s response to it. They discussed the ways black women had kept their sexual lives private throughout history, to protect themselves against racism. In medical and literary studies, theorists like Evelyn M. Hammonds, Hortense J. Spillers, and Claudia Tate drew on psychoanalysis to understand the psychosexual dynamics of that privacy. Other scholars dealt with the emasculation of black men through lynching. But many early studies of the period focused on black sexuality as something that whites violated, suppressed, or exaggerated to justify discrimination. Few said anything about black sexual agency, pleasure and intimacy, or same-sex relationships.

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Who’s Afraid of Black Sexuality? (4)

by Stacey Patton

In addition, in the early years of black studies, the most pressing battles seemed elsewhere. “To focus on sexuality would have been a distortion of the agenda,” says Marlon Ross, an English professor at the University of Virginia. It was hard enough to fight for a place at the table for a new academic discipline focusing on black people. Acquiescing to the demands for work on sexuality, many of them coming from gay and lesbian scholars, seemed too dangerous. “People were still being ostracized. There was still a great deal of stigma, violence, and exclusion,” Ross remembers.

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Who’s Afraid of Black Sexuality? (3)

by Stacey Patton

Marlon M. Bailey rose to give a talk at a meeting this year to celebrate Ph.D programs in black studies. “It’s time,” he announced, “to talk about sex.”

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Who’s Afraid of Black Sexuality? (2)

by Stacey Patton

“The white imagination still traffics in toxic racial and gender stereotypes,” says Beverly Guy-Sheftall, a professor of women’s studies at Spelman College. Talking about sex “means that we are engaging in and calling up discussions of black sexuality that we think underscore what white people say about us. That leads to silence.”

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Who’s Afraid of Black Sexuality? (1)

by Stacey Patton

Well, for a long time, lots of people. Including scholars. Particularly black scholars.

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Prestigious AHRC Fellowship for Caribbean Queer literary research project

The University of Reading (UK) is delighted to announce that Professor Alison Donnell, Department of English Language and Literature, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Professor Donnell’s primary research interest is postcolonial writings and theory, in particular Anglophone Caribbean literature and black British writings.  Her research project, “Caribbean Queer: Desire, dissidence and the constructions of literary subjectivity,” will be funded by the Fellowship.

Professor Donnell said: “In the Anglophone Caribbean the question of same-sex loving is socially explosive. My Fellowship project will make an original intervention in the field of Caribbean sexuality studies by contesting heteronormativity, rather than contesting homophobia.
“As a literary critic what strikes me is how a whole range of Caribbean writers repeatedly represent queer possibilities and suggest a much more flexible understanding of what is sexually and amorously available for description. My project highlights stories of sexual relations, encounters and behaviours that do not necessarily correspond to the dominant framework of ‘gay liberation’ but that nevertheless collectively assert the realities of queer Caribbean lives.”

As part of the project, Professor Donnell will use literature as a tool for opening up questions of sexual categorisation and understanding through public workshops in Trinidad, Jamaica and Reading, in the UK.


As one of seven awarded Fellows this year, Professor Donnell will undertake focused individual research projects alongside research leadership development, which is one of the key aims of the AHRC.
Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research at the AHRC, commented: “We have been delighted with the quality of these first proposals under the revised Fellowships scheme. The range of engagements, partnerships and collaborations our researchers are now able to take to a different level through the funding in this scheme is striking. Importantly, this is underpinned by research which is ambitious in scale and scope, and allows the opportunity to support, influence and shape activities well beyond the Fellows’ individual projects.”
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more.
[University of Reading, 8 January 2013]

Nearly 1 in 4 Men is Bisexual in the Caribbean

 by Diane Anderson-Minshall

New Study Says Nearly 1 in 4 Men is Bisexual in the Caribbean The largest survey ever of men who have sex with men offers some interesting results. A surprising new study says that nearly one in four Caribbean men today describe themselves as bisexual, according to the Antigua Observer. The findings are from the regionwide Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey, which has been widely touted as the largest sampling of Caribbean men ever done. It included 2,560 men throughout 33 territories in the region.

“We have a fair population in the Caribbean that identify as bisexual. Across the entire sample … about 20 to 23 per cent say they are bisexual,” Ernest Massiah, facilitator of the CARIMIS project and director of UNAIDS, Caribbean Regional Support Team, told the Observer‘s Alicia Simon. Massiah also told the Observer that 15 per cent of the men in the survey did not define themselves in any category and “do not want a label” even though they have sex with other men. The survey also underscored the “shocking” amount of violence aimed at those thought to be gay or bisexual. Massiah says that CARIMIS reached a far-wider group of men who have sex with men that traditional face-to-face surveys couldn’t reach. The results, says the Observer, will go to governments of participating nations to help create policies that help men in their countries.

[August 15 2012 1:50 PM ET in ADVOCATE.COM]

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