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    Weʼve raised £1,097 to fund the Queer Asia 2018 Academic Conference and Film Festival.

    London, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 8th July 2018

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    Key Dates for Queer Asia 2018:

    Academic Conference, 26 - 28 June

    Film Festival, 24 - 29 June, with screenings at both SOAS and the British Museum

    This is the third year Queer Asia has been running at SOAS University in London.

    Who we are:

    ‘Queer’ Asia is a network of queer identifying scholars, academics, activists, artists and performers. It is run by a collective of early career and PhD researchers and activists. We are currently housed at SOAS, University of London. Our work to create a global platform for queer activists, artists, and academics is done in an entirely voluntary capacity. We strive to build a global platform from which to challenge dominant ideas, forms, and representations of gender and sexuality. As part of our labour of love we encourage our participants, readers, viewers, and collaborators to share, showcase, promote, and inspire a plethora of voices from Asia and its vast diasporas.

    We are raising funds to bring diverse queer artists, activists, film makers, and researchers together to collaborate and learn from each other's struggles and knowledge. Queer Asia is a platform for inter-Asia collaboration, dialogue and research on issues affecting people who self-identify as LGBTQ+ or belong to other non-normative sexualities and gender identities in Asia, or Asian diasporas and beyond.

    With two queerly packed conferences in June 2016 and June 2017 we’re all set to bring out the third installment of QA titled ‘Bodies X Borders’. Our conferences feature academic panels, films, and talks from all over Asia including South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Singapore, and Mongolia.

    What will the money be used for?

    Last year we supported activists and academics such as Li Maizi, (one of the chinese "Feminist Five"), Yasmin Purba (human rights lawyer from Indonesia), Dr. Nour Abou-Assab (from Palestine) as well as artists and film makers like Loo Zihan (artivist from Singapore), Selim Mourad (filmmaker from Lebanon), Heezy Yang aka Hurrican Kimchi, (drag performer and activist from Korea) and Apurva Asrani (Bollywood screenwriter). All of them shared their work and their life stories with over a thousand participants, attendees, and performers at our three-day conference and film festival.

    This year we hope to support similar remarkable individuals and their work from Syria, Indonesia, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, China, Thailand, India, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Azerbaijan.

    Find us at:

    Like us on Facebook @queerasia and follow us on twitter @thequeerasia

    We provide regular updates on our schedule and past events. Follow, share and join the conversation and help us pull off another successful year. We would love your help in not just raising funds but also collaborating to bring more research, art, performances and films to 'Queer' Asia. If you have qu33rky ideas for 'Queer' Asia we would love to hear from you!

    In addition to donations, you can also spread the word to your social networks via Facebook or Twitter as well as considering volunteering your time before or during the conference and film festival.



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