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Queer Antiracist Vigilance: Pinkwatching ‘Queer Investments’ in State Racist Violence

Amar Wahab

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This article critically investigates the ways in which racialized queers (and their politics) are naturalized as abandonable and disposable vis-à-vis (predominantly white) queers who are regenerated as vital citizen-subjects (worthy of state protection) by focusing on the vigilant radical critiques of racialized queers to state violence. Specifically focusing on images from Toronto’s LGBTQ Pride parade, the author places a critical spotlight on the homo-nationalist politics of inclusion of LGBTQ into state formations of citizenship through antiracist queer protests against state racism and racism within the LGBTQ community. In so doing, the essay attends to a broader
questioning of which non-normative subjects and populations are constructed as ‘too queer’ to matter within Western frameworks of gender and sexual intelligibility.

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pinkwashing; homonationalism; pinkwatching; racism; Pride; Toronto

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