(CFP) Mapping Desire – 25 years on: legacies, lessons, and lacunae

(CFP) Mapping Desire – 25 years on: legacies, lessons, and lacunae

CFP: Conference of Irish Geographers (pre-conference symposium and conference 20-23rd May 2020, Dublin Ireland) and Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers (1st September-4th September 2020 London, England). The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of Mapping Desire edited by David Bell and Gill Valentine. This edited book was the first collection of geographical work on sexuality, and has long played…

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CFP: Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects

CFP: Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects

Heteroactivism, Homonationalism and National Projects Stefanie C. Boulila (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts), Kath Browne (University College Dublin), Catherine Jean Nash (Brock University), Call for Papers for a Special Issue proposal for ACME: Journal of Critical Geographers We are looking for 1-2 more papers for a special issue that we will propose to…

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Zuzana Čaputová has become the first female president of Slovakia

Zuzana Čaputová has become the first female president of Slovakia

A liberal candidate with a strong anti-corruption programme Zuzana Čaputová has won Slovakia’s presidential election, becoming the country’s first woman president of Slovakia. Zuzana Čaputová entered the final presidential voting after winning the first round with 40,57% of all votes. In the morning of 31st of March 2019, when the last votes were counted it…

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Czech government to support same-sex marriage bill

Czech government to support same-sex marriage bill

Today, on Friday, June, 22 the Czech government has given a backing to a bill which would allow same-sex marriage in Czechia, making it the first country from former communist Europe (with exception of former East Germany) to acknowledge marriage equality. Czechia introduced registered partnerships in 2006 granting partial recognition to same-sex partnerships. During the last…

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CFP: LGBTQ Heritage

CFP: LGBTQ Heritage

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. LGBTQ Heritage | Guest Editor: Ken Lustbader In spite of the immense historic and cultural contributions of LGBTQ Americans, the LGBTQ community at large is among the least represented…

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Will we make marriage equal to homosexuals in the Czech Republic? Will we be fair?

Will we make marriage equal to homosexuals in the Czech Republic? Will we be fair?

Czech News Agency announced this afternoon about the newly established cooperation of five organizations (Amnesty International, Logos CR, Mezipatra, Prague Pride, and Platform for Equality, Recognition and Diversity – PROUD) who decided to launch a campaign for the equalization of the marriage institution in the Czech Republic both to couples of different as well as…

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European Court of Human Rights verdict on forced sterilization

European Court of Human Rights verdict on forced sterilization

for full version of this verdict, see the original artcile at Transgender Europe The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) yesterday set a groundbreaking ruling that the sterilization requirement in the process of legal recognition of the gender identity (and gender) is contrary to human rights. This European legal precedent has thus become the basis…

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