Queering Conflict: Examining Lesbian and Gay Experiences of by Dr Duggan Marian

By Dr Duggan Marian

Queering clash deals a special culturally particular research into the ways that homophobia in Northern eire has been educated and sustained in the course of the latter 1/2 the 20 th century. This e-book takes the failure of the British executive to increase the 1967 Sexual Offences Act to Northern eire as its relevant element to illustrate the sophisticated, yet vital, transformations governing attitudes in the direction of homosexuality in Northern Ireland.

Both homophobia and hate crimes are proven to be located in the framework of Northern Ireland's socio-political heritage in addition to a part of an total tradition of violence which existed due to 'the Troubles'. Duggan indicates how the impact of ethical and non secular conservatism born out of sectarian divisions ended in homophobia turning into a vital part of group solidarity and id formation. many years of political instability resulted in the marginalization of rights for lesbians and homosexual males, however the peace technique has resulted in the improvement of a discourse of equality that is slowly permitting sexual minorities to situate themselves in the new Northern Ireland.

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