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Confronting Homophobia: a conversation between LGBTI activists from India and South AFrica

18 May 2010

15h00 - 17h00

Room CB 8, Central Block, Wits East Campus

Centre for Indian Studies in Africa

From our Network Partner - Centre for Indian Studies in AfricaConfronting Homophobia: a conversation between LGBTI activists from India and South Africa

A roundtable chaired by Kelly Gillespie hosting the following speakers:

Gautam Bhan
Queer activist and writer based in New Delhi. He has been part of many activist and advocacy spaces in the sexuality rights movement in India including PRISM, Nigah and Voices against Sec 377. Co-editor of Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India (Yoda Press: 2005)

Nivedita Menon
Professor of Political Thought, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and editor Sexualities (Zed Press:2007)

Anthony Manion
Director of Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA), Johannesburg. Co-editor To Have and to Hold: The Making of Same-sex Marriage in South Africa (2008) and Pride: Protest and Celebration (2006)

Busi Kheswa
Director, Forum for the Empowerment of Women, Johannesburg a national, Non- Profit Organisation which aims to articulate, advance, protect, promote the rights of black lesbian, bisexual and transgender women


Date: May 18 2010
Time: 1500-1700
Venue: Room 8, Ground Floor, Central Block, Wits East Campus


For further information contact Professor Dilip Menon, Dilip.menon@wits.ac.za or 7174020

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