Strategic identity and self-determination within the LGBTQI+ framework” in Discover Society

Authors: Ana Cristina Santos
Issue: 2020
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Those who work on issues related to sexual identity and diversity through a gender lens are baffled by a question without easy answers. In what moment, and for what reason, does a single biographical aspect among so many others become the essential truth that describes us as individuals? What is the process through which we authorize the collection of singularities and multiple belongings that we accumulate to become dissolved in a particular (sometimes collective) noun, which then takes precedence? Who decides what biographical aspect to choose as the primary focus? How crystallized does this narrative about a person become?

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