Gender justice

20 de April, 2023

The scandal of homophobia: Images of victims and survivors (O escândalo da homofobia: imagens de vítimas e sobreviventes), 2014.

The aim of this study is to analyze images of homophobia published in the Brazilian news. The stories of victims and survivors’ in the news are an anthology of common lives, transformed by the power in public characters and in subjects of public grieving. I intend to show how three hegemonic regimes of framing homophobic violence cross the news: death, wound and mourning are evidence of how sexuality, body and affect attest to the existence of homophobia. My thesis is that images operate as visual testimonies of the reality of homophobia. If there is a politics of truth in these testimonies, there is also an ethical demand for recognition of homophobic violence in Brazil.

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