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dc.contributor.advisorGill, Lyndon Kamaal
dc.creatorDavis, Khyree Dean
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-11T21:35:14Z
dc.date.available2019-07-11T21:35:14Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-05-07
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/75114
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/2221
dc.description.abstractOn July 3, 2016, the Toronto Pride parade began its procession down Toronto streets. Before it would end, Black Lives Matter – Toronto organizers would disrupt the event with a protest. This collective of Black queer and trans organizers demanded the attention of Toronto Pride and its participants in a manner which challenges the normalization of state-presence and involvement in Pride, Toronto Pride’s own anti-Black histories, as well as myths surrounding the multiculturalism of Canada’s society and government. Black Lives Matter – Toronto’s use of the Black Lives Matter global network, its own membership’s diaspora positionalities, and its deployment of protest within a homonationalist context all work to forward a Black queer diaspora and geopolitical critique of homonormativity and anti-Blackness enacted and practiced by mainstream gay spaces, like Toronto Pride, and settler-colonial states, like Canada. Embracing theories and methods out of Black queer (diaspora) studies, geographies, and performance studies, this project reveals that Black Lives Matter – Toronto and their protest function as transnational resistance against an international project of anti-Blackness at the same time it operates in a distinct local-national context
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectBlack queer diaspora
dc.subjectRacial-spatial-sexual struggle
dc.subjectProtest
dc.subjectTransnational
dc.subjectHomonationalism
dc.subjectGeographies
dc.title(Politically) Black at Toronto Pride : queering diaspora, borders, and disruption
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-07-11T21:35:14Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLivermon, Xavier
dc.description.departmentAfrican and African Diaspora Studies
thesis.degree.departmentAfrican and African Diaspora Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineAfrican and African Diaspora Studies
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-0906-580X
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