Queer Resistance and the War on Terror.

November 8th, 2007 | Posted in Iran, Gender and Sexuality, Politics, Repression, Resistance
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    Re-Negotiating a Middle Eastern Perspective. Photo: Tehran, Iran.

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    Thursday, November 15th, 5:30 pm
    McGill University (855 Sherbrooke West)
    Leacock Building 232.

An evening of film and discussion focused on contemporary representations of Iranian sexuality and their relationship to imperialist discourses with guest speaker Sima Shakhsari (Department of Anthropology, Stanford University)

* Film: Out in Iran: Inside Iran’s Secret Gay World (CBC Documentary)

Out In Iran: Aired in September of 2007, Out in Iran is a CBC documentary that examines the underground gay community in Tehran.

* Sima Shakhsari is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. Her dissertation examines the Iranian immigrant communities in Washington D.C. and Toronto and explores the construction of sexed and gendered Iranian diasporic subjectivities vis-à-vis imaginations of homeland. Sima has worked in women’s and immigrants rights organizations in San Francisco for several years.

Event is an installment of the Out Against Occupation series brought to you by…

QPIRG McGill.
Graduate Group of Feminist Scholars.
Simone de Beauvoir Institute.
Q-team.
Zaafaran.
Tadamon!

Info: 514-398-7432 / http://www.qpirgmcgill.org

2 Comments »

Bonjour,
Je fais partie de l’aasociation J’en suis, J’y reste- centre lesbien, gay, bi et trans de Lille en France et nous aimerions diffuser le documentaire out en iran.
Je ne sais pas à qui m’adresser pour connaître les démarches pour se procurer ce documentaire et le diffuser. Je me permets de vous contacter pour savoir si vous pouriez m’aider. Je vous laisse mon adresse mail : guillaumeo79@yahoo.fr

Amicalement,
Guillaume

Comment by guillaume legros — November 15th, 2007 @ 2:27 PM

In the book ‘Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality, an excellent chapter called ‘Gay Imperialism:Gender and Sexuality Discourse in the ‘War on Terror’’ was bullied out of publication by the racist Peter Tatchell.

Comment by Simon — October 22nd, 2009 @ 5:34 AM

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