In order for us to stand up against different forms of oppression and to claim from responsible institutions the human rights of LGBTIQ+ people in Slovenia, we first need to understand profoundly the real needs, situations and struggles of LGBTIQ+ people. With this purpose our association produces and supports the production of scientific research. We also support our members and colleagues with producing scientific research when their work allows us to monitor and report on the realities lived by LGBTIQ+ people in Slovenia.
Authors: Nina Perger, Simona Muršec and Vesna Štefanec
Key words: LGBTIQ, everyday life, heteronormativity, cysnormativity, youth, discrimination, violence, sexual identity, gender identity, transpanality, family, education
The work is based on the study Everyday Life of LGBTIQ + Youth. This is the first survey that has successfully covered a large variety of subgroups of LGBTIQ + communities, which to date have been largely overlooked and exempted from the dominant focus on (young) gays and lesbians. Although experience of repression on the basis of sexual or gender identity is roughly similar, there are also important differences and specificities between diverse sexual and sexual identities, which in the future are to be further explored and analyzed for the purpose of effective addressing and overcoming inequalities. In this respect, research and work represent only one of the first steps towards the warning and highlighting of the diversity of identities and its relevance to the everyday lives of non-heterosexual and non-cis persons.
Author: Nina Perger
Published in: Ars & Humanitas, 12(1), 88-103. https://doi.org/10.4312/ah.12.
Violence as exerted by school workers and schoolmates is violence made explicit in an attempt to maintain and guard normativity, threatened and destabilized by those ‘not-at-home’, who disclose its unquestioned, naturalized status as arbitrary by their existence in a space – this time, education – that was not meant to accommodate them, and, even more, that was meant to ensure such shaping of ‘bodies’ that would exclude ‘out-of-placeness’ as a place ‘legitimately’ deserved and reserved for some from being questioned.