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The Boardroom

University of Westminster

309 Regent Street

London

W1B 2HW

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Organisers: Dr Daniel Conway and Olimpia Burchiellaro, Gender and Sexuality Research Group, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster

This workshop will explore and consider concepts, practices and issues in contemporary queer activism. Queer activism is generally defined by a rejection of mainstream gay civil rights activism for being too conformist and is characterised by a politics of carnival, transgression, and parody, which leads to deconstruction, decentring, revisionist readings, and an anti-assimilationist politics. Queer activism broadens the terrain of LGBTQ+ politics to encompass areas not normally seen as the terrain of sexuality.

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11.00-12.30

Olu Jenzen (University of Brighton) ‘Unicorns Farting Rainbows - changing aesthetics and mobilizing discourses in LGBTQ youth digital activism today’

Dan Udy (Kings College London) ‘Medications and Message Boards: Queer/Trans Healthcare Activism in Web 2.0’

Damien Ridge (University of Westminster) ‘Queering Depression’

Martin Zebracki (University of Leeds) ‘Queerly Forgotten’

12.30-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.30

Dan De La Motte ‘Queer Tour of Soho’s closed night time spaces and the characters that ran and frequented them’ [limited spaces]

14.45- 16.05

Derek Hird (University of Westminster) ‘Queer Activism in China’

Daniel Conway (University of Westminster) ‘The Queer Activism of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’

Olimpia Burchiellaro (University of Westminster) ‘Save the Joiners Arms as Queer Activism’

Dan Glass ‘’Glass Half Full Queer Activism’

16.15-17.15

Roundtable on Queer Activism in India

Rahul Rao (SOAS), Jacquelyn Strey (SOAS), Dibyesh Anand (University of Westminster)

17.15-18.30

Wine Reception

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