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EU Sexual Citizenship: Sex Beyond the Internal Market

Uladzislau Belavusau

This paper builds on the popular sociological concept of sexual citizenship, assuming its link to the cluster of specific sexual rights. Such sexual rights address multiple identities based on gender, sexual orientation and other broader aspects of sexuality (including, inter alia, consumption of pornography and sex work). The paper applies this broad paradigm of sexual citizenship towards federalizing evolution of EU citizenship. The result of such a critical investigation demonstrates that EU citizenship does not only offer a novel transnational vision of peoplehood. It equally accommodates a powerful arena for claiming sexual rights as a part and parcel of mobile European project through vertical channels of EU sexual citizenship.

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