How did racism and gender violence shape the emergence of modern homosexual rights? What’s the continuing impact of Section 377, which penalised homosexuality across the British Empire in 1860? Join York St John University English Literature for a public talk and Q&A. Heike Bauer uses homosexual rights activist and transgender advocate Magnus Hirschfeld to explore the limits of early rights politics. Ibtisam Ahmed studies the history, neo-colonialism and queerphobia of a law still in effect in 36 Commonwealth countries.
Organised by: York St John University English Literature
Tickets: Free, but book at yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/queer-history-colonialism
More information: Adam Stock (email@example.com) | blog.yorksj.ac.uk/englishlit
Accessibility: Baby changing, BSL/English interpretation, Gender-neutral toilets, Wheelchair access