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Distribution Struggle: Assembling A Media History Of J. Brian’S Enterprises With Court Proceedings And Public Records, Finley Freibert 2021 University of Louisville

Distribution Struggle: Assembling A Media History Of J. Brian’S Enterprises With Court Proceedings And Public Records, Finley Freibert

Faculty Scholarship

This article introduces the concept of “distribution struggle”—the panoply of cultural and industrial conflicts that must be traced and accounted for in distribution histories—to sequence a primary-sourced media history of J. Brian’s gay media enterprises. In tracing this history, primary sources are surprisingly accessible, and provide new insights into J. Brian’s industrial operations. By triangulating archival records with secondary accounts, this article provides a more nuanced cultural and industrial portrait of J. Brian. It argues that media industry historiography must frame historical narratives by accounting for the cultural and industrial struggles that culminated in the available ...


Y’All Means All: The Southern Queer Experience And Grassroots Archives As Places Of Remembrance, Emma R. Johansen, Emma R. Johansen 2021 University of Louisville

Y’All Means All: The Southern Queer Experience And Grassroots Archives As Places Of Remembrance, Emma R. Johansen, Emma R. Johansen

The Cardinal Edge

While the burgeoning field of queer history grows in academic prominence and scholarship, southern queer identities and histories are left in the gaps of this trailblazing research. As a segment of a larger senior honors thesis on gay press in Kentucky and the broader American South, this brief research report will specifically examine queer rurality, visibility, and space in the archive. This report also aims to highlight the political and sociological importance of remembering, studying, and teaching queer heritage, especially in the rural American South. This report argues that the complexities of southern queer histories are especially felt in the ...


Suicidality As A Discourse Of Safety In The Queer Youth Movement, Robert M. Cleary 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Suicidality As A Discourse Of Safety In The Queer Youth Movement, Robert M. Cleary

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In November 1991, a group of queer teenagers gathered to rally at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Two years later, the state passed the first law in the nation adding sexual orientation to the list of protected classes in the state's schools. The November rally was the first public expression of what became the safe schools movement, which went on over the following decade to transform the landscape in public education for LGBTQ students. A notable feature of the rally was the staging by the youth of a mass performative act of queer suicide. This paper uses Foucauldian ...


Further Toward Minor Literatures, Aaron Hammes 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Further Toward Minor Literatures, Aaron Hammes

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Minor literature is literatures of the minoritarian, not simply that produced by (cultural, ethnic, racial, gender-expressive, sexual, ability, age) minorities. Further Toward Minor Literatures operates from this decisive distinction to trace the contours and potentialities of one minoritarian literature, the contemporary transgender novel in the US and Canada. This study is premised in part on putting the fiction itself on a plane with theoretical and critical sources, creating a dialogue that does not privilege one discourse over the other. Minor literature is self-theorizing, perhaps even authotheoretical, in its expressing and fulfilling the mobile orientations of its minoritarian communities. This study ...


The Anxiety Of Presenting Identity, Savannah Fleming 2021 University of North Florida

The Anxiety Of Presenting Identity, Savannah Fleming

PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas

This work explores aspects of Queer identity, historical reflection, and acceptance through painting, printmaking, and collage. Savannah Fleming's artwork intends to reclaim art history and alter it to include those excluded from its canon. Through the use of prints, paint, and collage, they create works that address the bias of art history, while tackling contemporary problems of identity and acceptance. References and alterations to art history are her way of addressing the erasure of Queer and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) from the art historical canon, while battling with modern-day confines on individuality.


Inclusivity In Practice: A Queer Examination Of The Acceptance Of Trans Communities From The Standpoints Of Trans University Students, Sean Maulding 2021 California State University, San Bernardino

Inclusivity In Practice: A Queer Examination Of The Acceptance Of Trans Communities From The Standpoints Of Trans University Students, Sean Maulding

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Despite attending the same universities and working toward the same degrees, trans students and cisgender students do not always have the same experiences during their college years. In addition to the hardships associated with being a university student, members of trans communities often also face gender-based discrimination and challenges that their cisgender counterparts do not. Although the mid-size Southern California university at which this research took place has taken steps toward fostering an accepting climate for all students, the transmale, gender nonconforming, and gender nonbinary students who participated in this study continue to experience a layer of rejection due to ...


"Rainbow Is The Way To Go" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Rainbow Is The Way To Go" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Rainbow is the Way to Go!"

Multicolored marker on white posterboard.


"Thou Shalt Not Eat Clams" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Thou Shalt Not Eat Clams" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Guess What... The Bible Also Says: 'Thou Shalt Not Eat Clams' )do you eat clams, Mr. Phelps?) What Now?

Black marker on white psterboard.

The "Mr. Phelps" referenced in the text is likely Fred Phelps (1929-2014), former pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church.


"We Are A Land Of Many Colors" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"We Are A Land Of Many Colors" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "We Are A Land of Many Colors America the Beautiful"

Multicolored marker on white background. Rainbow details.


Gsta "Crest" Poster, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

Gsta "Crest" Poster, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Poster created by Betsy Parsons for conference, workshop, or training. Poster feature a drawing of a crest divided into four quadrants, with each listing goals, positive affirmations, and well-known public figures.

Multicolored marker on posterboard.


"Never Be Ashamed Of Love" Poster, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Never Be Ashamed Of Love" Poster, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Poster created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Never Be Ashamed of Love".

Black and multicolored marker on white posterboard.


"Proud Lesbian Teacher" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Proud Lesbian Teacher" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign carried by Betsy Parsons for a march or demonstration. Text reads: "Proud Lesbian Teacher 30 (x29) Years ~Portland Public Schools~.

Hand-painted, purple, red, and blue paint (likely acrylic or tempera) on white poster board.


:Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Illegal..." Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

:Anti-Gay Discrimination Is Illegal..." Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for protest or march. Text reads "Anti-Gay Discrimination is Illegal in Maine Schools and Universities".

Handpainted. Blue and red paint, likely acrylic or tempera on white poster board.


"Trans Gay-Straight Alliance..." Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Trans Gay-Straight Alliance..." Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for march or demonstration. Text reads: "Trans Gay-Straight Alliances: Youth Leading for Equality".

Red and black text with a rainbow in the background. Acrylic or tempera on posterboard.


"Proud Glbt Students + Teachers" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Proud Glbt Students + Teachers" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Proud GLBT Students and Teachers".

Black text with rainbow-colored hand prints. Acrylic or tempera on posterboars. GLSEN bumper sticker.


"Equality" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Equality" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march.

Text reads "EQUALITY"

Black text on red posterboard.


"Free To Learn..." Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Free To Learn..." Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "Free to Learn Teach LEad".

Green, red, purple, and black text on white background with a rainbow. Acrylic or tempera on poster board.


Safe Schools For All" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

Safe Schools For All" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: "GLSEN Safe Schools for All".

Black and rainbow text on white background with GLSEN bumper sticker. Acrylic or tempera on poster board.


"Glsen" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Glsen" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for event. Text reads: "GLSEN Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network

Black text on yellow background. Acrylic or tempera on poster board.


"Gsta Youth Testimony" Sign, Betsy Parsons 2021 University of Southern Maine

"Gsta Youth Testimony" Sign, Betsy Parsons

Betsy Parsons Collection

Sign created by Betsy Parsons for demonstration or march. Text reads: " GSTA Youth Testimony Helped Protect the Maine Human Rights Act".

Black, red, green, and blue text on white background. Acrylic or tempera on posterboard.


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