Still wondering what the Pride Toronto/QuAIA/censorship fuss was all about? At the root is the stuggle for sexual liberation around the world. Before you dive into your well-deserved Pride celebration, check out the Sex Inter/National (Take 2) panel discussion in Toronto on Monday evening. Organizers want you to know the event is still on. It's free and it promises to be a fascinating night. Check it out on Facebook.
Among the panellists is Haneen Maikey. Learn more about her here.
For you non-facebookers:
SEX INTER/NATIONAL (Take 2*):
Queer Rights Activists In Conversation
Monday June 28, 7pm
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St W, Toronto
FREE, no tickets required
HANEEN MAIKEY (Israel/Palestine)
and COLIN ROBINSON (Trinidad and Tobago)
in conversation with
ANDIL GOSINE (Moderator, York University)
in an urgent and rare discussion on struggles for sexual liberation. You are invited to listen and participate in exploring questions on how queer communities are working for sexual rights, and against the pressures of homophobic nationalisms and heavy-handed gay internationalisms.
– How are Palestinian and Caribbean queer people negotiating their sexualities under difficult conditions?
– How are these struggles connected to histories of colonialism?
– What are the tensions that international queer solidarity efforts in Canada need to consider in supporting sexual rights work around the world?
*Presented as an alternative to the human rights talks originally scheduled at the same time and cancelled due to the Pride Toronto censorship of the phrase "Israeli Apartheid." Organized in cooperation with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA), and the Pride Coalition for Free Speech.
Haneen Maikey is director of al-Qaws, a nonprofit organization working for sexual and gender diversity in Palestinian society.
Colin Robinson co-founded Caribbean Pride, the oldest Caribbean GLBT entity outside the region, and CAISO (Coalition Advocating Inclusion of Sexual Orientation).
Andil Gosine is Coordinator of the Sexuality Studies program and an Associate Professor at York University.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
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