Africa: International Conference on African Same-Sex Sexualities and Gender Diversity

The mission of this conference is to identify and celebrate indigenous and evolving male, female and/or gender variant same-sex sexual practices, identities and communities, including expressions of gender diversity, and to promote their social acceptance and their physical and social well-being.

Conference Mission: To identify and celebrate indigenous and evolving male, female and/or gender variant same-sex sexual practices, identities and communities, including expressions of gender diversity, and to promote their social acceptance and their physical and social well-being.

Primary target group: Persons knowledgeable about or scholarly engaged in the study of same-sex practices, identities, and communities from a liberating or emancipatory perspective (persons from Sub-Saharan Africa are encouraged to attend), sexual rights advocates, and persons from Sub-Saharan Africa engaged in the artistic expression of gender and same-sex sexuality issues.

Call for abstract submission will be released soon.

The conference is a joint initiative of the following organisations: AMSHeR (African Men for Sexual Health and Rights), Behind the Mask (South Africa), GALCK (Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya; Kenya), Gender DynamiX (South Africa), HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies (New York), Hivos (Netherlands, main sponsor), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC; South Africa), Humure (Burundi), International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (ILGHRC), Oxfam, UNDP (Southern & Eastern Africa).

For more information, refer to: http://www.ourglocal.com/url/?url=asssgd.org.za

Event Start Date: 
Sunday, 13 February, 2011
Event End Date: 
Wednesday, 16 February, 2011
Event Venue: 
Pretoria, South Afric
Event Type: 
Conference

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