Emiel Maliepaard
Geographies of sexualities mainly focusses on the lived experiences and sexual identity negotiations of gay men and lesbian women in a society based upon binary divisions of sex, gender, and sexualities. This review article wants to consider a more theoretically informed relational approach to understand the creation and sustaining of the binary system, and the everyday lived experience of bisexuals. This article will review contemporary studies on queer space and studies on the intersections of bisexual theory and queer theory. Drawing inspiration from queer theory, speech act theory, and relational geographies, I propose a focus on encounters, language, embodied practices, and embodied experiences to understand the lives of sexual minorities, and bisexuals in particular. While heteronormativity and monosexuality are important factors (or contexts) in the everyday lived experience, they are not all determining for the everyday experiences of people who desire more-than-one gender.

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Impossible Subjects: LGBTIQ Experiences in Australian Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches
Religions 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9020053)
This paper is the product of in-depth interviews with 20 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) people who identify, or formerly identified, as members of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christian (PCC) churches. Interviewees typic...

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When faith does violence: Reimagining engagement between churches and LGBTI groups on homophobia in Africa
HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i1.3511)
‘Homophobia’ is shorthand for stigmatising attitudes and practices towards people who demonstrate sexual diversity. In this article, we reflect on how African Christian faith may become redemptive rather than violent in the context of lesbian, gay, b...

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Trans*+ing Classrooms: The Pedagogy of Refusal as Mediator for Learning
Social Sciences 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci5030034)
Gender and sexuality norms, conscribed under cis/heteropatriarchy, have established violent and unstable social and educational climates for the millennial generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, agender/asexual, gender creative,...

LGBT in Turkey: Policies and Experiences
Social Sciences 2015 (https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci4030838)
While LGBT studies have been problematizing normative categories of sexuality primarily in Western cultures, the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in non-Western societies remains understudied. This study examines t...

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Trials and Triumph: Lesbian and Gay Young Adults Raised in a Rural Context
Social Sciences 2015 (https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci4040925)
The rural context at times is characterized by heteronormativity and conservatism. For individuals who identify as a sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer), the rural context may pose particular challenges to the developme...

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Teachers’ discourses on young lesbians in the portuguese school context
Actualidades Investigativas en Educación 2015 (https://doi.org/10.15517/aie.v15i2.18535)
This paper aims to analyze teachers’ discourses on young lesbians in the Portuguese schools. To that end, we carried out semi-structured interviews with 24 Portuguese teachers of middle and secondary schools. After having analyzed the retrieved dat...

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FRIENDSHIP, WORK, AND SHORE FOR THE JAPANESE FEMALES IN MITSUYO KAKUTA‘S WOMAN ON THE OTHER SHORE
UNNES International Conference on ELTLT 2017 (https://doi.org/10.15294/eltlt.v0i0.97)
The aim of the paper is to analyze Mitsuyo Kakuta‘s translated novel entitled Woman on the Other Shore. The focus of analysis is on the friendship, work, and shore in the life of the three Japanese females. Since the focus of analysis is on the femal...

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Ready-to-wear sexual politics: The semiotics of visibility on Wits Pride T-shirts
Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus 2015 (https://doi.org/10.5842/46-0-671)

The aim of this article is to investigate T-shirts as semiotic tools of the politics of visibility, showing which role these sartorial artefacts may play in competing struggles for recognition in which gender and sexuality interse...


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Navigating Online Selves: Social, Cultural, and Material Contexts of Social Media Use by Diasporic Gay Men
Social Media + Society 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305116672485)
Social media not only create new opportunities but also pose new challenges for the ways people navigate their online selves. As noted by boyd, social media are characterized by unique dynamics such as collapsed contexts, implying that one’s distinct...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer Visibility Through Selfies: Comparing Platform Mediators Across Ruby Rose’s Instagram and Vine Presence
Social Media + Society 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305116641975)
This article investigates the relationship between social media platforms and the production and dissemination of selfies in light of its implications for the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Applying an Actor Ne...