Queer Political Performance and Protest (Routledge Advances by Benjamin Shepard

By Benjamin Shepard

From the beginning of the homosexual Liberation during the upward thrust of the AIDS Coalition to unharness strength (ACT UP) in 1987, the worldwide justice circulation in 1994, the most important day of antiwar protest in international background in February 2003, the Republican nationwide conference protests in August 2004, and the big immigrant rights rallies within the spring of 2006, the streets of towns around the globe were choked with a brand new theatrical version of protest. components of enjoyable, creativity, excitement, and play are cornerstones of this new method towards protest and neighborhood development. No stream has had a bigger impression at the emergence of play in social circulate job than the homosexual liberation and queer activism of the prior thirty years. This booklet examines the position of play in homosexual liberation and queer activism, and the ways that queer notions of play have motivated a wide diversity of social pursuits.

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