Audio from Ryan Conrad's community presentation. The discussion was held at 17 Tory Street, Wellington on 1 March 2015.
This presentation and discussion breaks the supposed queer consensus on marriage, military, and prisons as priorities amongst various gay and lesbian communities and seeks to build connections with other queer movements across the globe for a truly radical social and economic justice movement.
Against Equality is an online archive, publishing and arts collective focused on critiquing mainstream gay and lesbian politics. Against Equality are "committed to dislodging the centrality of equality rhetoric and challenging the demand for inclusion in the institution of marriage, the US military, and the prison industrial complex via hate crimes legislation."
Ryan Conrad is a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD offered through the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Society and Culture as well as a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies program at Concordia University in Montréal. Conrad is also the co-founder of Against Equality. He is the editor of the collective's anthology series that are compiled together in Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion (2014). He has also contributed chapters to several anthologies including: The Gay Agenda (2014), Queering Anarchism (2013), and After Homosexual (co-authored with Yasmin Nair and Karma Chávez, 2013).
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