Pinkwashing Israel

This presentation will be focusing on the pinkwashing practices of the Israeli government and the response to it coming from Palestinian queer activists, but I will also be using the concept of homonationalism to examine many of these practices. Homonationalism describes a process of creating an “accepted” national gay citizen at the expense of sexual and racial others, who can never fully belong to the nation. While examining pinkwashing, it becomes obvious that it not only distracts attention from the violation of the rights of Palestinians, but also from other forms of regulation that seek to constrict the sexual activities of all bodies not deemed suitable for the Israeli body politic.
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Daniela McBane: