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Queer Resistance in an Imperfect Allegory: The Politics of Sexuality in True Blood

  • Stacy Missari

Abstract

The following is from a public service announcement brought to you by the American Vampire League:

Don’t let anyone tell you that discrimination no longer exists in this country, because it does. Our darkest moments as a nation have been when good people turn a blind eye to oppression, intolerance, and injustice. Our greatest triumphs have stemmed from an unwillingness to accept these conditions. When our citizens have stood up and said, “No not in my country, not in my name.” Stand up. Let yourself be heard. Vampires were people too. Support the Vampire Rights Amendment.

Keywords

Sexual Identity Hate Crime Queer Theory Public Service Announcement LGBT Community 
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Notes

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    Ryan Conrad, ed., Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage (Lewiston, ME: Against Equality Publishing Collective, 2010).Google Scholar

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