Book review : Streetwalking: LGBTQ lives and protest in the Dominican Republic, by Ana-Maurine Lara

López, María E. (2022) Book review : Streetwalking: LGBTQ lives and protest in the Dominican Republic, by Ana-Maurine Lara. New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 96 (1-2). pp. 159-160. ISSN 2213-4360

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1163/22134360-09601025

Abstract / Description

In a 2002 interview with artist Miguel Correa, "Sobre el verano y su color", Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas said that to know the true history of the island, it was necessary to listen to the voice of "that hitherto mute and paralyzed minority: the Cuban homosexual". He implied two things: first, that the accounts fromlgbtqvictims of government-state repression reveal more about the reality of the country than the official account by historians and authorities, and secondly, that resistance mechanisms leading to public visibility of the stigmatized and hitherto silenced can be an effective mechanism against political violence.

In a similar vein, Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic gives priority to the narration of the LGBTQ victims of police repression and political violence—those lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and queer individuals who hang out in parks and streets and find refuge in each other.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: LGBTQ; homosexuality; lesbians; gays; bisexuals; transsexuals; transgender people; queer individuals; LGBTQ victims; LGBTQ activists; Cuba
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 09:34
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 09:34
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7248

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