Queer (In)Justice with Joey Mogul

June 26, 2017

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We got to sit down with one of our favorite people, Joey Mogul! Joey talks about Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, a book that she co-wrote with Andrea Ritchie and Kay Whitlock in 2011. Drawing on years of research, on-the-ground activism, and legal advocacy, their book examines queer & trans historical experiences-as “suspects,” defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime, and unpacks queer criminal archetypes-like “gleeful gay killers,” “lethal lesbians,” “disease spreaders,” and “deceptive gender benders“-to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. This book illuminates and challenges the many ways in which queer & trans lives are criminalized, policed, and punished. And because it’s Pride season, we also got into some conversation around Joey’s amazing direct action experiences with disrupting Chicago Pride in the 90’s with Queer to the Left, so basically, you should definitely tune in now!