Audio from the session: Imperialism, Nationalism and Queer Liberation.
Western discourse often uses gay rights, women's rights, and gender politics to justify imperialism (for example justifying intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq). In this narrative Westerners must act 'for' queers, women, and other oppressed groups in the majority world. However liberation can only come through struggles by the oppressed for self-determination. A discussion of how to combine anti-imperialist politics with queer politics.
2010s, abu ghraib, activism, ali nissenbaum, alqaws for sexual and gender diversity in palestinian society, aotearoa new zealand, beyond conference (2013), campaign for marriage equality, civil rights, civil unions, class, classism, colonisation, discrimination, dorian society (wellington), edward said, equality, family, gay liberation front, grant robertson, homonationalism, homonormativity, homophobia, human rights, ian anderson, imperialism, iran, iraq, israel, joan of arc, karl liebknecht, law, leslie feinberg, liberation, malala yousafzai, marriage equality, nadie abu-shanab, nationalism, new zealand defence force (nzdf), nigeria, olympic games, oppression, orientalism, palestine, palestinian queers for boycott divestment and sanctions, pink washing, politics, queer, queer liberation, rape, religion, russia, sarah schulman, sexual abuse, shakti community council, stonewall riots (1969), sylvia rivera, the persistent desire: a femme-butch reader, the queer avengers (wellington), torture, transgender warriors: making history from joan of arc to dennis rodman, transphobia, visibility, wellington, wellington high school