“This book analyzes the difficulties faced by educators in developing education practice that promotes the value of sexual diversity, unsettles heteronormativity, and effectively challenges homophobic and transphobic bullying. Its chapters relate experiences in very different national contexts, exploring the possibilities for a transformative alliance between queer activism and schools that might open pathways toward a possible utopia: that of inclusion and celebration of sexual diversity within and beyond classrooms.”
—María Victoria Carrera-Fernández
, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Vigo, Spain, and co-author of Educación Sexual: De la Teoría a la Práctica
(2009) “This impressive collection of intersectional essays draws on country-specific examples, including countries where being LGBTIQ is still illegal, to examine the spaces of hope and possibility that can occur when schools and queer social movements connect. This is a timely and important collection that foregrounds global and intersectional perspectives that will be of immense value to researchers, educators, and activists who are committed to advocacy, resistance, and social justice.”
, Canada Research Chair for the Public Understanding of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth at MacEwan University, Canada, and co-editor of Journal of LGBT Youth"
This book lives up to the promise of the title! The editors have brought together a highly diverse group of researchers working in global contexts which are too often overlooked in the field of queer theory and education. It is great to see these pieces assembled in one volume; this indicates the strength and breadth of scholarship in this area. People interested in how queer ideas travel in education and social movements will benefit from reading this collection."
—Mary Lou Rasmussen
, Professor, Australian National University, associate-editor of Sex Education
, and co-editor of the The Palgrave Handbook of Sexuality Education