GCN Town Hall Talks Go To GAZE

GCN Town Hall Talks go to GAZE this month for a special screening and panel discussion entitled Flare Tactics: Queer Media Making and Creative Activism, and we think it should be a definite date for your diary this bank holiday weekend

GAZE Flare Tactics

We find ourselves in a place when LGBT+ enjoy greater freedoms and rights then at any other time in history. But outside our privileged bubble, LGBT+ people in places like Chechnya or Mosul are still victimised, persecuted and murdered for their queer identities.

Activism and art have always gone hand-in-hand as disciplines dedicated to challenging the status quo, but how can artists and other creatives apply their skills to activism? How do we reframe our queer narratives beyond just reacting to attack, beyond mainstream assimilation of queer politics and culture? This GCN Town Hall Talk aims to explore new roads of resistance.

The event will include a curated programme of activist short films and will be followed by a discussion with a group of panelists, including GCN Editor, Brian Finnegan, Paul Rowley (Gays Against Guns), Ruth McCarthy (Outburst Queer Arts Festival) and Dr. Monica Pearl (University of Manchester/ ACT Up New York).

GCN Town Hall Talks: Flare Tactics is at The Light House Cinema, Monday August 7 at 1.30pm. Get your tickets here. For the full GAZE programme, click here

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