Watch Live (and recorded) Video of the Homonationalism & Pinkwashing Conference

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WHAT IS HOMONATIONALISM?

Homonationalism is a term coined by Professor Jasbir Puar of Rutgers University to describe a recent global phenomenon of great interest to scholars. Homonationalism occurs when sub-sectors of specific gay communities achieve legal parity with heterosexuals and then embrace racial and religious supremacy ideologies. The most obvious examples are in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany where white gays, most often humans, increasingly join racist movements against immigrants and immigrations, especially from Muslim countries. However, Homonationalism is increasingly present in Nationalist ideologies across the globe, as secular right-wing forces increasingly leave anti-gay politics to organized religion.

These are significant changes in the positioning of white gays in relationship to supremacy ideologies and are necessary to study in order to have a realistic understanding of how vastly different conditions for LGBT people are globally, based on race, religion, gender and geography.

WHAT IS PINKWASHING?

Pinkwashing is a practice by which a government points to or exaggerates gay rights in order to present itself as progressive. Because LGBT people have been at the bottom of society for so long, many people mistakenly see some forms of “gay rights” (gay pride parades, gay people participating in military service, etc.) as an emblem of modernity. However because of Homonationalism and the shifting position of gay people this is no longer an accurate measure of social advancement. In some places where Homonationalism is active, gay people of the dominant racial or religious demographic may actually have far more secure social rights and political power than subordinate racial and religious communities, which of course themselves include LGBT people. This practice of obscuring or “whitewashing” racial or religious oppression with claims of “gay rights” is called PINKWASHING. Pinkwashing is of profound and engaged interest to scholars around the world who are interested in social justice and LGBT studies.

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