Southern Europe is a recent and growing area of interest in social sciences. The region presents different degrees of recognition of same-sex relationships, before, after and beyond marriage. In this panel we present results from timely research conducted in Portugal, Spain and Italy. The three countries share similar gender and welfare regimes, marked by Catholicism, normative family ideals, migration and financial austerity. Despite similarities, there are significant differences in the ways LGBT intimate biographies are legally framed and daily experienced. In Spain the right to marry was granted in 2005; while in Portugal same-sex marriage is legal since 2010; in Italy, as we write, LGBT groups are fighting for parenting rights. This panel is the first part of a double-panel series.
Gracia Trujillo: “Marriage? On Radical Genealogies, Queer and Feminist Protests and Austerity Times in Spain” (full abstract)
Mara Pieri: “Diving into the Unknown. Partnering and Migration Choices in Narratives from Italy” (full abstract)
Ana Cristina Santos: “Queer Non-Monogamy Hits the Legal (Marriage) Fan: Relational Citizenship in Portugal” (full abstract)
Pablo Perez Navarro: “Beyond Inclusion: Non-Monogamies Before the Law” (full abstract)
Luciana Moreira Silva: “Living Lesbian Relationships in Madrid: Do they Really Care About Us?” (full abstract)