Commonwealth Queers: Past, Present and Future

Examining the specific intersections between Queer and Commonwealth histories, this panel considers in the first instance the ideological baggage that Commonwealth nations share with reference to the criminalization of homosexuality. Of the 70 countries that penalize consensual same-sex acts, more than 40 share this colonial history. What does this historical inheritance mean for gay communities today? And what future directions will this common heritage take?

invitequeercommon Panel Discussion on the Legal & Historical Context of Homosexuality in Commonwealth Countries.

Date : 8th October, 2010

Time : 6.30PM to 8.30PM

Venue :  M.L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française 72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi-110003

Examining the specific intersections between Queer and Commonwealth histories, this panel considers in the first instance the ideological baggage that Commonwealth nations share with reference to the criminalization of homosexuality. Of the 70 countries that penalize consensual same-sex acts, more than 40 share this colonial history. What does this historical inheritance mean for gay communities today? And what future directions will this common heritage take?   AfD welcomes Prof. Robert Wintemute (King’s College London), specialist in Human Rights Law & Sexual Orientation, to lead the discussion.

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*Free admission. Entry on first-come first-served basis.

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