Lesbian Lives 2024 – Global Connections: Solidarities, Communities, Networks and Activisms will be at the  University of Brighton UK 22-23 March 2024. Registration here: https://delegate.brighton.ac.uk/Registration/Welcome.aspx?e=6BA63FCCD6C33A123CB52F9C0A547B90

The theme for the 26th Lesbian Lives Conference is Global Connections: Solidarities, Communities, Networks and Activisms. The conference aims to highlight the ongoing struggles against homophobia, transphobia and misogyny across the globe. This work takes many forms and is context bound, depending on geography, culture, political climate, histories of mobilization and intersectional aspects of racial and other forms of discrimination and socio-economical lived realities.

Many parts of the world have seen an increasingly prominent backlash against the freedoms and human rights of LGBTQ+ people, not least in the UK where the transgender community is facing ongoing challenges. Despite increased LGBTQ+ visibility and, in places, increased civic rights for some, progress is not a given, and social justice gains are in flux. Reversals or blocking of freedoms and rights call for resistance and invigorated coalitions, solidarities, and activism.

Addressing these themes across disciplines and across academic research, activism and arts, we welcome proposals from academics, scholars, practitioners, students, activists, documentary and filmmakers, writers and artists.

We offer a sliding scale of conference tickets to make the conference as accessible as possible. Please read about this another details on: https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/lesbianlives24/

The 26th edition of this conference is hosted by the University of Brighton Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender Research in collaboration with the University of Sussex, the LGBT+ Staff Network of University College Cork, and scholars from University College Dublin, and Cambridge University.

To contact the conference team please email: LesbianLivesConference2024@brighton.ac.uk