LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe

A Rainbow Europe?

  • Phillip M. Ayoub
  • David Paternotte

Part of the Gender and Politics series book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Phillip M. Ayoub, David Paternotte
      Pages 1-25
  3. Meanings of Europe

  4. Practicing Europe in LGBTQ Activism

  5. Becoming European

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Jon Binnie, Christian Klesse
      Pages 193-211
    3. Phillip M. Ayoub, David Paternotte
      Pages 233-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-245

About this book


This book explores the alleged uniqueness of the European experience, and investigates its ties to a long history of LGBT and queer movements in the region. These movements, the book argues, were inspired by specific ideas about Europe, which they sought to realize on the ground through activism.


Europe grassroots nationalism networking politics quality Union

Editors and affiliations

  • Phillip M. Ayoub
    • 1
  • David Paternotte
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceDrexel UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversité libre de BruxellesBelgium

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