Problematizing Queer History in Canada: unpacking representation and lack thereof
A conversation facilitated by Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah
Throughout queer history in Canada, Black queer and trans people have consistently been at the forefront of community organizing, movement building, and activism. However, these contributions are often hard to find within our queer archives, and mainstream 2SLGBTQI+ organizations – including the CCGSD – have erased the importance of Black queer leadership and struggle both historically and to this day. From the Dewson Street Collective to the 2016 BLM protest at Toronto Pride, this conversation will unpack the problematic relationship between whiteness and queer history in Canada, and imagine new ways of collecting, centring, and sharing Black queer and trans histories both within Canada and beyond its borders.
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