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Queer Intentions

Part of WOW – Women of the World

What does it mean to be queer in 2020? Author and journalist Amelia Abraham leads our panel discussion.

Today, the options and freedoms available to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before.

But at what cost does this acceptance come? Is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it’s cracked up to be? What could straight culture learn from queerness? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren’t so advanced?

Join Queer Intentions author and journalist Amelia Abraham and writer, film maker, human rights campaigner and co-director of My Genderation Owl Fisher, for a personal and intersectional journey through queer culture today. Chaired by executive editor of VICE UK Zing Tsjing.

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2


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This event is part of WOW Saturday Pass, which gives you access to a packed programme of talks, workshops and more across Southbank Centre all day.

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There are roving British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters available on the day. Please ask at the Access Desk, next to the Ticket Office, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, for more information.

This event is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

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