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Knox College

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Fall 12-1-2014

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Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender


This paper examines the mechanics of inclusivity and exclusion within a homonormative framework in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) spaces in modern-day Amsterdam. Using interviews from five participants involved in various capacities with LGBT/Q spaces in the city, the following paper asserts that the divide between the LGB and TQ communities in the city is predicated, in large part, on the openness in each community towards nonnormative sexual and (especially) gender expressions. In conclusion, it offers suggestions for further inquiry into intersectional inclusion and exclusion factors in these spaces, as well as an examination of the pronounced political divide between LGB and TQ spaces in Amsterdam.


Eastern European Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | International and Area Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies


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