The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers

  • Author: Mark Gevisser
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9789353578039
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The Pink Line tells the story of how 'LGBT Rights' became one of the world's new human rights frontiers in the second decade of the twenty-first century. From refugees in South Africa to activists in Egypt, transgender women in Russia and pen manaam konda aan (women's hearts in men's bodies) in Tamil Nadu, The Pink Line folds intimate and deeply affecting stories of individuals, families and communities into a definitive account of how the world has changed, so dramatically, in just a decade. And in doing so the book reveals a troubling new equation that has come in to play: while same-sex marriage and gender transition are now celebrated in some parts of the world, laws to criminalize homosexuality and gender non-conformity have been strengthened in others. In a work of great scope and wonderful storytelling, this is the groundbreaking, definitive account of how issues of sexuality and gender identity divide and unite the world today.

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