Queering Brexit: What’s in Brexit for Sexual and Gender Minorities?

Dustin, Moira, Ferreira, Nuno and Millns, Susan (eds.) Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit. Gender and Politics Series. Palgrave. 2019 (Forthcoming)

22 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2018

See all articles by Carmelo Danisi

Carmelo Danisi

University of Bologna - Faculty of Political Science

Moira Dustin

University of Sussex

Nuno Ferreira

University of Sussex

Date Written: August 31, 2018

Abstract

On 24 June 2016, many people had the feeling that they had gone to bed the night before in the United Kingdom and had woken up in Little Britain – a country prone to isolationism and protectionism, risking hurting its economic and social development for the sake of imperial nostalgia and moral panic about ‘loss of sovereignty’ and ‘mass migration’. That feeling inevitably affected many individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other (LGBTIQ ). Although the possible impact of Brexit seems to have been scrutinised from most angles, there has been limited analysis of how it may affect LGBTIQ individuals.

This contribution assesses Brexit in relation to the situation of LGBTIQ individuals. This is particularly timely in the light of the recent UK Supreme Court decision in Walker v Innospec Limited, where the Court relied on European Union (EU) law to hold a provision of the Equality Act 2010 unlawful for violating pension rights of same-sex couples.

Keywords: Brexit, queer, European Union, UK, sexual minorities, gender minorities

Suggested Citation

Danisi, Carmelo and Dustin, Moira and Ferreira, Nuno, Queering Brexit: What’s in Brexit for Sexual and Gender Minorities? (August 31, 2018). Dustin, Moira, Ferreira, Nuno and Millns, Susan (eds.) Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit. Gender and Politics Series. Palgrave. 2019 (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3254868

Carmelo Danisi

University of Bologna - Faculty of Political Science ( email )

Via Giacomo della Torre 5
Forli 47100, 40100
Italy

Moira Dustin

University of Sussex ( email )

Sussex House
Falmer
Brighton, Sussex BNI 9RH
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/400858

Nuno Ferreira (Contact Author)

University of Sussex ( email )

School of Law, Politics and Sociology
Freeman Building, University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9QE
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/396218

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