LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada
- PUBLISHED: November 2019
- SUBJECT LISTING: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 352 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 4 charts, 22 tables
- ISBN: 9780774861816
Political representation requires participation: voting, joining political parties, running as candidates, acting as politicians. Yet the election of openly LGBTQ people is a relatively recent phenomenon in the West. Queering Representation explores long-ignored issues relating to LGBTQ voters and politicians in Canada. What are the LGBTQ electorate’s characteristics and voting behaviours? What part do the media play in framing straight voters’ perceptions of out LGBTQ politicians? What pathways to power do LGBTQ politicians follow? Do they represent LGBTQ people and communities, and if so, how is this role articulated? And finally, how do Canadian party ideologies shape LGBTQ representation?
Authors & Contributors
Manon Tremblay is a professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of 100 Questions about Women and Politics and, with Anne Mévellec, of Genre et professionnalisation de la politique municipale. She co-edited Stalled: The Representation of Women in Canadian Governments, with Linda Trimble and Jane Arscott, and The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship, with David Paternotte and Carol Johnson.
Contributors: Curtis Atkins, Frédéric Boily, Steven D. Brown, Alexa DeGagne, Joanna Everitt, Andrew Gorman-Murray, Brooke Jeffrey, Barry Kay, Mireille Lalancette, Catherine J. Nash, Andrea M.L. Perrella, Dennis Pilon, Tracey Raney, Ève Robidoux-Descary, Graeme Truelove, Angelia Wagner