Monthly Archives: September 2015

WHICH WAY UTOPIA?: STRAIGHTQUEER AND TRACES/MY OWN CONSTELLATION. BY STEVEN BENSON

Catalyst for reflexions: Dianne Chisholm:”Queer Constellations:Subcultural Space in the Wake of the City” (2005). Not quite random, but rhizomatic reflections RHIZOME 1:QUEER/STRAIGHTQUEER; not necessarily an oxymoron because queer is not exclusively/solely about (non-normative) sexual orientation. It is also, and equally, … Continue reading

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SECTION 28.THE FIGHT AGAINST IT IN MERSEYSIDE. REPORTAGE/LGBT ARCHIVE/UNWRITTEN HISTORIES.BY STEVEN BENSON.

This is (rare) testimony about the Anti-┬áSection 28 campaign in Merseyside in 1988. Section 28 was the infamous, insidious and homophobic piece of “legislation” put in place, in 1988, within the Local Government Act, by the Thatcher government, which forbade … Continue reading

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