The Center and the Goethe-Institut are partnering to bring you this intriguing panel discussion exploring the decades following the Stonewall Riots of 1969. This time was characterized—at least in Europe and the Americas—by a continuous strengthening of the gay, lesbian and later queer emancipation movements, increasing recognition of sexual and gender nonconformity and the popularization of the queer (sub) culture.
Until recently, successes in the fight for social equality seemed irreversible. With the emergence of neo-conservative forces being demonstrated by right-wing populist movements everywhere, it is again becoming socially acceptable to take sexist, homophobic and transphobic positions. This puts all that has been achieved in question. Are there useful and contemporary forms of resistance to these social developments? How can established middle-class queers be moved to active resistance and the liberal parts of majority society be moved to give them firm support? What experiences of queer and/or feminist resistance within and outside Western culture can be utilized globally? What is there to learn from the history of the past 50 years?
Thursday, June 20, 2019
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