Burn the Picket Fences: on homonormativity in South Africa
Thu, Mar 19. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
University Corner Johannesburg, South Africa
The LGBTI rights struggle in South Africa - is one defined by our desire to be like everyone else. To be able to get married, adopt children and live a white picket fence life. Does this end-goal assimilate LGBTI people into broader systems of injustice?
||||Homonormativity is the assimilation of heteronormative ideals and constructs into homosexual culture and individual identity. It refers to politics that do not contest dominant heteronormative assumptions and institutions such as monogamy, procreation and binary gender roles.||||
John Marnell, activist and scholar based at GALA - Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action will facilitate a discussion on homonormativity in the South African context.