Queer intentions: from drag to Pride, has LGBTQ+ culture gone mainstream?
Tuesday 4th June 18:30 at London - Gower Street
In a time of unprecedented acceptance for LGBTQ+ people in the West, journalist Amelia Abraham examines the meaning of these newfound rights and representation in her new book Queer Intentions: A (personal) journey through LGBTQ+ culture.
She considers: is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it's cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren't so advanced?
Amelia will discuss these challenges, explore areas in which LGBTQ+ culture has gone mainstream, and look towards a hopeful future for queer culture, with Zing Tsjeng (Broadly editor and author of Forgotten Women series), Amrou Al-Kadhi (writer, drag performer, filmmaker and author of forthcoming Unicorn), and writer and activist Shon Faye, who will chair the evening.
Tickets are £10 / 8 (Students / Waterstones Plus cardholders) / £20 inc. discounted copy Queer Intentions, and all tickets include a glass of wine or soft drink
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