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Justice Will Be Done Either Here or From Above: God's Intervention in Puerto Rican Sexual Citizenship

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In November of 2009, three gay youth were assaulted. The case of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, one of the murdered youth, fostered reparative and transformative bridges of solidarity between queer Puerto Rican Diasporic and Puerto Rico based LGBTIQ rights’ activists. The murder had dramatized the necessity of Puerto Rico’s government implementation of greater protection for LGBT Puerto Ricans under domestic violence and in the passing of protection from employment harassment. Such projects had met great resistance and antagonism from island’s Christian fundamentalist leaders fearful of the ‘homosexual agenda’ present in legislative measures regarding employment rights and domestic disputes. Vigils and protests held in honor of Lopez Mercado advocated for the rights of gay youth and gay Puerto Ricans, especially in light of the recently passed Mathew Shephard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Christian discourse and symbols were used to mourn, to advocate and to forgive. How did mobilization in response to murder and the mobilizations of advocacy function to repair and transform institutions and ideologies of exclusion into tools of hope, justice and resistance? How were strategic positions within empire and Christian institutions used strategically to bring greater attention to indifference to the ecological factors that surrounded the disregard for human and for citizenship rights of Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the United States? This presentation will discuss how sentencing, solidarity and advocacy for the implementation of the Shephard Act is constructed as both justice here one Earth and from above by different political actors.
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Abad Merced, Erika. "Justice Will Be Done Either Here or From Above: God's Intervention in Puerto Rican Sexual Citizenship" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p509298_index.html>

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Abad Merced, E. G. "Justice Will Be Done Either Here or From Above: God's Intervention in Puerto Rican Sexual Citizenship" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD <Not Available>. 2014-11-25 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p509298_index.html

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Abstract: In November of 2009, three gay youth were assaulted. The case of Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, one of the murdered youth, fostered reparative and transformative bridges of solidarity between queer Puerto Rican Diasporic and Puerto Rico based LGBTIQ rights’ activists. The murder had dramatized the necessity of Puerto Rico’s government implementation of greater protection for LGBT Puerto Ricans under domestic violence and in the passing of protection from employment harassment. Such projects had met great resistance and antagonism from island’s Christian fundamentalist leaders fearful of the ‘homosexual agenda’ present in legislative measures regarding employment rights and domestic disputes. Vigils and protests held in honor of Lopez Mercado advocated for the rights of gay youth and gay Puerto Ricans, especially in light of the recently passed Mathew Shephard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Christian discourse and symbols were used to mourn, to advocate and to forgive. How did mobilization in response to murder and the mobilizations of advocacy function to repair and transform institutions and ideologies of exclusion into tools of hope, justice and resistance? How were strategic positions within empire and Christian institutions used strategically to bring greater attention to indifference to the ecological factors that surrounded the disregard for human and for citizenship rights of Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and the United States? This presentation will discuss how sentencing, solidarity and advocacy for the implementation of the Shephard Act is constructed as both justice here one Earth and from above by different political actors.


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Citizenship Given, Citizenship Won: Puerto Ricans in Their Quest for Civil Rights


 
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