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.
Sexually Non-binary Persons and Some Aspects of Their Everyday Life
Authors: Nina Perger and Simona Muršec
The text addresses some specificities of the everyday life of sexually non-binary people with an emphasis on bisexual, pansexual, queer and asexual identities. These identities are, according to the Everyday life of LGBTIQ+ youth study, most common within the youngest age category (under 18) and people with transgender and non-binary gender identities. Furthermore, the article focuses on the degrees to which sexually non-binary people reveal or hide their identity in
certain kinds of relationships, as well as on the degrees of hiding their identities with the purpose of avoiding discrimination, violence and/or other negative reactions, especially in the context of education and the relations formed within the educational environment. The authors conclude that the experience of sexually non-binary people differs substantially in some areas from the experience of gays and lesbians.
Everyday life of LGBTIQ + youth in Slovenia, or: “That I have my own fucking rights!”
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.
LGBTIQ+ Youth and Experiences with Violence in Education
Author: Nina Perger
Published in: Ars & Humanitas, 12(1), 88-103. https://doi.org/10.4312/ah.12.1.88-103
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.