Whose Secularity?

Notes from São Paulo’s LGBT Pride Parade The announcement that the theme for the 2017 LGBT São Paulo Pride Parade would be “A Secular State” appeared at once provocative and expected. For the mostly gay and lesbian (but also trans and bisexual) activists with whom I conducted fieldwork in São Paulo from 2011–2013, the issue […]

Transformistas Masculinos

Transforming Masculinity in Cuba Cuba’s relationship with LGBT communities has historically been rocky, but in the last ten years, things have been on the turn. In large part, this is because of CENESEX, the sexual health and education organization run by Mariela Castro, President Raul’s daughter. She has strongly promoted LGBT rights in Cuba, including […]

On Queer Amnesia

The AQA exists as a dedicated home for queer anthropology within the larger discipline. Nonetheless, in these pages, on the AN website, and in their own work, AQA section members have critically situated recent work on gender, sexuality, and queerness in a broader political context. As leaders hawk authoritarian and xenophobic populism globally, broadening our […]