QA 2018

‘Queer’ Asia Conference and Film Festival 2018

The third edition of the ‘Queer’ Asia Conference and second Film Festival was held from 26-28 June, 2018 at SOAS University of London and UCL and from 24 and 29 June at the British Museum and SOAS respectively . All the events are free to attend.

‘Queer’ Asia is a network and platform for collaboration and research on LGBTQI+ issues in Asia. The aim of our annual conference and film festival is to bring together activists, artists, academics and film-makers from various parts of Asia on a common platform and interrogate latest developments on LGBTQI+ rights and culture in the region.

The theme of the conference and film festival this year is ‘Bodies X Borders’ which aims to look at issues around migration, diaspora and displacement. With the resurgence of right wing nationalism and enforced migration due to conflict and war in various parts of the world, ‘Queer’ Asia examines their impact on LGBTQI+ lives.