Paula Akpan, Jo Clifford & Jess Brough
There’s no one standard for LGBTQ rights around the world. Homosexuality is still illegal in 35% of UN member states and fewer than 30 countries recognize same-sex marriage. In such a world, what does it mean to carve space for queerness in its many forms?
Inspired by the iconic Pansy - symbol of hybridity, identity and protest - we welcome queer writers to discuss place and belonging, their own travels & how their work has been received around the world.
Paula Akpan is a journalist and founder of The Black Queer Travel Guide.
Jo Clifford, is one of Scotland’s leading trans artists and an award winning playwright, who recently celebrated 10 years of the international phenomenon ‘The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven’.
The two join Jess Brough, founder of the Fringe of Colour, to explore ideas of community and queerness, endless diversity and just as many kinds of joy.