The story is of a movement. But, inevitably, it is also the people who are part of it. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transgender, transvestite, intersex, and all those represented by the acronym LGBTQIA+ .
Clippings of these stories are in the new book by researcher Renan Quinalha, “LGBTI+ Movement: A Brief History of the 21st Century to Today” (Authentic Publisher).
Launched this month, which celebrates LGBTI+ Pride around the world, the work addresses concepts, historical facts and reflections of the movement in different western countries, including Brazil.
“Brazil is one of the most violent countries against the LGBTI+ population, but it formally guarantees rights and has the largest LGBTI+ Pride parade in the world. Violence is persistent and this is a big task,” Quinelha told CNN .
Author of other works on the subject, Quinalha is a professor of Law at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), a member of the Human Rights Commission and the Sexual and Gender Diversity Commission of the OAB-SP. With an intense role in the public debate, he has become one of the main voices on Human Rights in the country.
In the new work, Quinalha still makes a historical cut of important acts for the community, such as the Stonewall Rebellion, in the United States: a historic event, on June 28, 1969, which ended up giving rise to International Gay Pride Day. The writer evaluates the framework with due importance and influence, but also with pertinent problematization.
“Stonewall has become a founding myth of the global LGBTI+ movement also through American cultural imperialism. In this sense, in order to fairly calibrate what this episode historically represented, it is essential to note the existence of experiences of organizing LGBTI+ people in a style very similar to that produced by Stonewall in other contexts and territories”, punctuates the book, citing events in Argentina. , Brazil and Mexico.
To CNN, Renan Quinalha highlighted the importance of listening spaces, to amplify the voices of the LGBTI+ community against prejudice and discrimination.
“It is necessary to expand this idea of engagement. Expand this consensus around the debate, on the part of companies, the media, civil society organizations, of various agendas in an intersectional way”, analyzes the writer.
In this sense, Quinalha, still draws attention to the presence of the movement in other agendas. “The movement needs to discuss other agendas, dialoguing with other movements and bringing them to the agenda of sexual and gender diversity. Only with this intersectionality will we be able to move forward, in fact, transforming our society”, he concludes.
Source: CNN Brasil