‘This is the most fucked up conference I have ever been to.’

Read Mikki Stelder’s critique of the recent Sexual Nationalisms conference that took place at the University of Amsterdam.Although touted as an event critiquing homonationalism and gay imperialism, certain elements in the conference, in particular the racist outbursts of Dutch scholar Gert Hekma, appeared to recompound these racisms. As reported here in several posts over the last year or so, the silencing of the voices of queer people of colour, through for example the censoring of Out of Place, continues. There is a lot to be learned from the Sexual Nationalisms experience…


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