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A House of Prayer for All PeopleContesting Citizenship in a Queer Church$
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David K. Seitz

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517902131

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.001.0001

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Pastor–Diva–Citizen

Pastor–Diva–Citizen

The Reverend Dr. Brent Hawkes, Homonormative Melancholia, and the Limits of Celebrity

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(p.83) 2 Pastor–Diva–Citizen
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A House of Prayer for All People
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David K. Seitz

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517902131.003.0003

Chapter Two evaluates the public ministry of longtime pastor Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, focusing on police brutality and the state funeral of beloved progressive politician Jack Layton. While Hawkes’ angry, radical days appear over, I argue against romanticizing the radical past – or getting too glum about the neoliberal present.

Keywords:   Race Gender Church Queer Citizenship LGBT asylum-seeker activism transnational Canada

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