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Queering Representation

Queering Representation

LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada

Edited by Manon Tremblay

Published by: UBC Press

372 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm, 21 tables, 4 charts

  • ISBN: 9780774861816
  • Published: November 2019

£72.00

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Political representation requires participation: voting, joining political parties, running as candidates, acting as politicians. Yet the election of openly LGBTQ people is a relatively recent phenomenon in the West. Queering Representation explores long-ignored issues relating to LGBTQ voters and politicians in Canada. What are the LGBTQ electorate’s characteristics and voting behaviours? What part do the media play in framing straight voters’ perceptions of out LGBTQ politicians? What pathways to power do LGBTQ politicians follow? Do they represent LGBTQ people and communities, and if so, how is this role articulated? And finally, how do Canadian party ideologies shape LGBTQ representation?