Verschoben: "What does it mean to demand `queer rights'?"

In recent decades, new rights have been fought for and won by queer and LGBT people. But who has the right to decide which rights queers have a right to? And what is the source of this ‘right’ – who grants, enacts, or legitimises it? Are ‘queer rights’ primarily about extending existing rights (like the right to marry or to be protected from discrimination in the workplace) to queer people? And do these kinds of inclusion necessarily produce new forms of exclusion? Or is the demand for queer rights really about allowing queer subjects to determine the kinds of rights they need or desire? Is the notion of rights inextricably caught up with a very particular (liberal) conception of the individual subject, or can rights themselves be queered? And if so, how?

Ort: C14.006
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