An inspirational start to the conference celebrating a range Queer brilliance from various thought-leaders.
Session #1.2 - The Politics of Sexual Pleasure
Sexual pleasure is a human right, yet ignorance, shame and prejudice affect the way we consider our sexuality, our sex and our pleasure! How do we identify healthy sexuality and attitudes?
How does self-love and self-acceptance affect our ability to claim our identities and our pleasure?
Session #1.3 - The Politics of Pride 2020!
How do Prides drive current queer Issues
What are the issues in 2020 … how are issues changing over time. What are the secrets of a successful pride?
Luiz De Barros
Session #1.4 - LGBTIQ+ Media Scorecard!
How is the world changing in terms of LGBTIQ+ inclusivity in media?
What are the wins? What is getting better?
And what are the losses … in which areas are things getting worse? And last but not least, how is social media changing the playing field?
Session # 2.1 - Diversity under the Trans umbrella
Often when transgender matters are discussed, it is with a very binary lens borrowed from cisgender and hetero-normative discourse that continuously sees transwomen and transmen only.
This cis-heteronormativity fails to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the diversity within the trans diverse community. This makes many issues invisible. This session unpacks these issues.
Session #2.2 - Balancing Energy: Spiritual Health 101
Many members of the LGBTIQ community are “old souls”; spiritually gifted and sensitive, empaths and psychics.
In this session we take a look at the building blocks of your energy system and tips on managing and healing your energetic structure.
This discussion includes activists who work on the fuller emancipation of the LGBTI community in Southern Africa, and encounter religious discrimination as a persistent obstacle. One of the thoughts to be raised for deliberation will be the statement, “The ‘correction’ of people’s sexuality parallels colonial religion’s ‘correction’ of blackness.”
Session #2.4 - Around the World in 80 Ways
Savvy Rainbow Travel Tips from some of the top travel bloggers around the world and how to be a responsible LGBTIQ+ Traveller
Session #3.1 - Managing Mental Health & Wellness
Homophobia and heteronormativity can be mentally exhausting … and then 2020 happened. What are key tips, techniques and warning signals to help us maintain healthy minds, hearts and relationships
Session #3.2 - The Politics of Exclusion and Inclusion
This session examines our understanding and awareness of the extent to which the LGBTIQ+ Community has … or is … challenging systemic heteronormativity and exclusion.
In South Africa we have a constitution that represents a “gold standard” in terms of its protections of the human rights of its citizens. How does this help in terms of ensuring that our communities become more inclusive and that systems of “othering” are challenged?
We take a look at this question from multiple perspectives including economic, business, legal, health and social perspectives. What are the barriers to inclusion and how do we ensure we are tackling them effectively?
Session #3.3 - Gender Beyond Binaries
Heteronormativity and Binary thinking is so dominant in our societies that we seldom recognise our own bias. In this discussion our non-binary panellists unpack identities beyond binaries.
Session #3.4 - Where are we & where to from here?
Africa is in a race towards the attainment of “The Africa we want” under the banner of Agenda2063. Questions that arise are: what has the last 10 years brought to the fore in so far as LGBTIQA+ related gains or losses, which countries are making progress on the protection of LGBTIQA+ lives across regions of the world, what have BTIQA+ persons around the globe been doing to carry the rainbow flag high and what has been the backlash to our gains. As the far left makes progress, the far right is getting more organised, more resourced and louder in its anti-inclusion, diversity and transformation.