What does the Palestinian queer movement have in common with other LGBTQ movements worldwide? How can we understand and work with issues of visibility and the notion of "coming out" within the Palestinian context? What are the questions, goals, beliefs and dreams of the Palestinian queer movement? Come, listen, learn, ask, connect. In the last ten years, new Palestinian LGBT organizations have been created and are flourishing. Representatives of two of these groups -- ASWAT: Palestinian Gay Women and alQaws: For Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society -- are coming to America to talk to a wide range of LGBT groups about their lives, goals, dreams, joys, and visions. Moderator: Katherine Acey, Founding Executive Director of the Astraea Lesbian Fund for Justice, and lesbian Arab activist.


10 February 2011, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
CUNY Graduate Center
Starlight Room, 365 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY