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This chapter discusses religional impacts on global politics in gendered ways. It shows how religion itself is framed through understandings of global politics. Considering religious practices, institutions, traditions, narratives of redemption, creation stories, eschatological utopias, and iconic images reveals how religions have created and legitimated gender, enforced, oppressed, and warped it, but also subverted, transgressed, transformed, and liberated it. The chapter presents the case of Tunisian protester Amina Tyler whose protests coincide with other Tunisian feminist activists who are worried by the rise to power of the Islamist En-Nahda party in the wake of the 2012 democratic election. To highlight gay marriage opposition, the transgender-lesbian and queer movement Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence protest in exaggerated and sexualized religious garb. This is a transnational movement, that while not religious in its nature, expresses itself through religious imagery and symbolism.