Tom Hurndall Memorial Lecture


17th Oct 2011    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Title: Queer politics and the Palestinian struggle: Ten years of activism
Speaker: Haneen Maikey

The lecture will present the queer struggle in Palestine through the broader historical and political context. It explains the formation of a Palestinian queer movement, which evolved throughout different and major historical events in the political sphere of the region. The lecture proposes an understanding about the nature of the queer activism in Palestine, its accomplishments and challenges through the last decade and will introduce the current discourse of homonationalism and Pinkwashing in Israel from the perspective of marginalized Palestinian queers. Haneen Maikey is also a co-founder of the political movement of the Palestinian Queers for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions [PQBDS]. PQBDS is a group of Palestinian queer activists who live in the Palestinian Occupied Territory and inside Israel, who came together to promote and stand for the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. alQaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society is a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) Palestinian activists who work collaboratively to break down gendered and heteronormative barriers in Palestinian society.

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