“To see things from a ‘queer perspective’ is to look at the world askance, to see it afresh,” writes South African author and journalist Mark Gevisser in his latest work, The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers. Seven years in the making, Gevisser introduces readers to the lives of LGBTQ people around the world, including a gay Ugandan refugee traveling to Canada for resettlement, transgender software engineers in Bangalore and queer Egyptian activists in Cairo. Each chapter telling a personal story is interwoven with analysis of how questions of gender identity and sexual orientation have risen to prominence in global discourse over the past 20 years—from the culture wars over transgender rights to the way globalization has both broken down boundaries between nations and built up international movements for LGBTQ rights. Through his storytelling and analysis, Gevisser transports readers to the frontiers in the fight for LGBTQ rights and identities.
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