5:30pm, Wednesday 13 Nov

The Humanities Research Centre, Canberra

Free

Hosted by The Australian National University

‘LGBTIQA+ people seeking asylum and refugees: erasure, silencing and heteronormativity’ is a free panel discussion that will precede the Queer Displacements conference (http://hrc.cass.anu.edu.au/events/queer-displacements-sexuality-migration-exile).

The aim of this panel to discuss the issues of sexuality and gender identity claims for protection, compare situations for LGBTIQA+ people seeking asylum and refugees in the US, Australia and Europe and raise awareness of the general public on the cause and solutions.

Confirmed speakers include Eithne Luibheid (University of Arizona), Lilith Raza (Queer Refugees Deutschland) and Renee Dixson. More speakers to be announced soon.

This event is sponsored by the Freilich Project at ANU.