From Angel Depree to Parliament House: My Internship Experience

We are at once marginal and mainstream, at once assimilated and irreconcilably queer. -Urvashi Vaid, 1995 Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, We are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation (California & New York: Ten Speed Press). pg 310      What do I write? What should I write? Is there … More From Angel Depree to Parliament House: My Internship Experience

Who is Miss P?: New Year’s Eve Celebration at Parliament House, Orlando 1999

     Central Florida’s LGBTQ history has remained somewhat of an enigma to many young people who live in the area. Of course, in terms of a national Queer narrative, it would seem other cities like San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, or New York City have held the historical torch of sexual resistance to the United … More Who is Miss P?: New Year’s Eve Celebration at Parliament House, Orlando 1999

Who is Miss P? Conversations about the historical significance of local drag and Parliament House at the Footlight Theatre Part 1

The colorful crowd, loud music, the open declaration of love and drag performers; yes, it’s pride. The month of pride has played an important part in both demonstrating the presence of LGBTQ communities in the United States, and the power in collective resistance through innumerable parades that engulf the streets. From the Stonewall riots and … More Who is Miss P? Conversations about the historical significance of local drag and Parliament House at the Footlight Theatre Part 1

Pulse

On June 12th, 2016 at 2:00 am, one of the greatest tragedies occurred in Orlando’s LGBTQ community, marking itself next to the Stonewall riots within Queer history. Actually, it was in late June that the Stonewall riots began as a turning point towards sexual liberation and equality. The fact that on Pride month, a massacre … More Pulse

Black Lives Matter: Racial issues within the Narrative

One thing is clear. It does us no service to reify a colonial moment of binary oppositions so that we can enjoy the postcolonial confidence that our world today is infinitely more complicated, more fragmented and more blurred. Cooper, Frederick, and Ann Laura Stoler, eds. Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World.  Berkeley: … More Black Lives Matter: Racial issues within the Narrative

Brief Introduction

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog. For formalities, I will provide a brief introduction of myself along with the reason for the blog page and its contents. My name is Alexis and I am a graduate student at the University of Central Florida. Following the traditional history track, my overall research pertains towards an analysis … More Brief Introduction