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November 28th: Rafiki

We are thrilled to show this incredible 2018 Kenyan film, a story of friendship and love between two young women. The film was banned by Kenya's Film and Classification Board due to its "homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism". This panel event will investigate the ways in which Africans championing LGBTI+ rights and stories can disrupt the project of postcolonial nation-building. Following a screening of Rafiki, panellists will examine the question of why homosexuality specifically has become such a target and on what grassroots work is currently being done by activists and story-tellers in East Africa to shed light on the marginality of sexual minorities and eradicate homophobia and heterosexism.

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LGBTQ+@Cam Director

In 2012 Professor Sarah Franklin received awards from the Wellcome Trust (Senior Investigator), ESRC (Seminar Series) and British Academy (Academy Research project) to establish two new initiatives: The IVF Histories and Cultures Project (with Martin Johnson and Nick Hopwood) and the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc).

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Nov 16, 2018

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Queer(y)ing the Curriculum: An interview with Dr Sofia Ropek Hewson

Queer(y)ing the Curriculum is our series where we will interrogate the question posited by Kevin Jennings "what's the use of queer studies?" as well as asking "how do we queer the curriculum?" We will produce a series of video and audio interviews with researchers at the University of Cambridge and further afield.

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Welcome to our new website!

lgbtQ+@cam is a new programme launched by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018 to promote research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies at the University of Cambridge.

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