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Book Presentation: United Queerdom

6. August 2020 19:00

The Schwules Museum hosts a virtual book launch for United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow on Thursday, August 6th, at 7 PM. Join us for a special event celebrating the radical roots of Pride and our ongoing journey for ‘Absolute Freedom for All’ an evening of discussion, readings, agitations, and celebrations on the current and future movements for queer liberation.
Dan Glass will be joined by Camille Barton, Daddypuss Rex, Erkan Affan, and Stana Iliev. The online event will be in English.
Dan Glass
is a sex-positive, queer, healthcare and human rights award-winning activist, performer, presenter and writer. Reforming ‘Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) London chapter in 2013 has catalysed healthcare and sex-positive programmes including campaigning for PREP, protecting the National Health Service through presenting “Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Great NHS Sell-Off” which won “Award of Excellence” at the DOCS Without Borders Film Festival, producing ‘HIV / HEP Blind Date’ a theatre dating- show for people living with HIV / HEP to share the realities of life, love and struggle as well as enabling ‘HIV anti-stigma classes as part of the anti-fascist ‘Beyond UKIP Cabaret’ in Nigel Farage’s boozer. Dan has won Attitude Magazine’s campaigning role models for LGBTQI youth + a Guardian ‘UK youth climate leader’, 2017 ‘Activist of the Year’ with the ‘Sexual Freedom Awards’ and was announced a ‘BBC Greater Londoner’ in 2019 for founding ‘Queer Tours of London – A Mince Through Time’ and is part of the global In Place of War artist movement. An agitator from the Training for Transformation educational programme born out of the Anti-Apartheid movement, the core of dan’s work is the development of critical consciousness and creativity to spur people ‘to read their reality and write their own history’. Dans recent programmes involve catalysing ‘Queer Night Pride’ and ‘Bender Defenders’ to confront rising LGBT+ hate crime, facilitating the Gay Liberation Front 50th anniversary Pride celebrations and presenting ‘Never Again – Fighting the Polish far-right’ and ‘Weaponising Anti-semitism’. During the COVID-19 epidemic dan was part of the Coronavirus cabaret: the online show combating social isolation’. Contact dan at www.theglassishalffull.co.uk and at alright@theglassishalffull.co.uk – Twitter #danglassisfull
Camille Barton
is a non binary artist, writer and somatic educator, working on the intersections of wellness, drug policy and transformative justice. Camille is the director of the Collective Liberation Project and the creator of a trauma informed approach to diversity and decolonization work that centres the body and lived experience. Camille is the curator of the SanQtuary, a Queer clubhouse at Shambala festival that is focused on healing, harm reduction and pleasure based practices to vision Queertopis: a world in which Queer folks can thrive rather than simply survive. website: www.camillebarton.co.uk | www.soundcloud.com/afrooankali
Erkan Affan
is a queer and gender non-conforming activist of colour born in London, currently based in Berlin. With an academic background in ‘Middle Eastern’ politics [BA, SOAS] and global migration (MSc, UCL), Erkan’s research has focused most notably on the intersections of sexuality, gender, migration and diasporic identity. An avid believer of decolonising structures of knowledge and fostering accessibility through community understanding, Erkan completed a curatorial residency funded by the European Commission in 2019 and co-curated a not-for-profit festival for queer and of colour people in Berlin. Erkan is also a co-founder of Berlin-based collective Queer Arab Barty, curating social and political spaces in Berlin for LGBTQIA+ Arab individuals. Erkan has worked with a number of venues and organisations internationally including ICA in London, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt and Die Kunste Werke in Berlin, and the IQMF in Amsterdam. Erkan will be guest curating for a season at the city landmark Baerenzwinger Berlin located in Mitte, from November 2020 until Spring 2021.
Daddypuss Rex
is an intersectional gender terrorist with a big mouth and who isn’t afraid to use it. Based in Berlin, they are a multidisciplinary artist/poet/stand-up comedian and co-producer of the QueerTrans talk show ‘Just The T’ . They use a mix of humour and poetry to navigate topics such as white supremacy, misogynoir, transphobia and general colonial fuckery – the goal is to touch hearts, minds and butts…with active consent! Additionally, Daddypuss is a trauma-informed yoga teacher whose classes center Black and Queer experiences, narratives and bodies of all shapes, sizes and abilities – giving sapce to practitioners to fully exercise their agency on and off the mat and hopefully (re)connecting them to their own bodies.
Stana Iliev
Born and raised in Berlin, Stana is campaigns manager at All Out, a global organization for LGBT* rights and a committed human rights activist and researcher. Prior to working at All Out, she has lived and worked in Bulgaria for over a decade, where she co-organized Sofia Pride for eight years, organised several major human rights campaigns and is now serving on the board of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee. Parallel to her work with all Out, she is a member of the queer-feminist Diaspora-Collective Fembunt and has written her dissertation on the the intersection of identity- and employment politics directed at marginalized populations.