Queer Liberalism refers to the representation and visibility focused politics centered around legal recognition and rights (Social Text). Queer Liberalism encompasses things such as marriage equality, DADT, and HIV/AIDS awareness. This type of politics is often criticized because it is essentialist and presupposes a disembodied ‘view from nowhere’ in which everyone’s experience and goals are assumed to be the same. Queer Liberalism often does not take into consideration the different identities of queers within diasporas, the relationship between race and queerness, the relationship between class and queerness, the relationship between gender and queerness, and the relationship between sex and queerness (Social Text).  

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