The diversity of the LGBTQ+ community is often obscured by a focus on white, gay, cis men. In this event — held as part of LGBT History Month 2018 — academics from the University of Nottingham share and discuss aspects of their favourite works in order to explore some of the less well-known dimensions of queer lives across the world. In doing so, they will ask what it means, in different contexts, to be ‘queer’.
- Hongwei Bao (Department of Film, Culture and Media) will be reading about queer lives in Manila from Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene by Bobby Benedicto.
- Onni Gust (Department of History) will discuss the importance of thinking about the intersections between race, gender, sexuality and disability by looking at the a piece performed by Sins Invalid.
- Ibtisam Ahmed (School of Politics and IR) will look at the importance of decolonising queerness by analysing an excerpt on pre-colonial South Asian queerness from Queering India: Same-Sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society by Ruth Vanita.
Please join us for an evening of rich discussion and diverse voices.
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This event is part of LGBT History Month 2018.