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Wednesday | 23.09.20 | 18:00

Fourth Session

LIVE broadcast |

A lecture series on gender and sexuality—with a focus on the LGBTQ context—in the Middle East.

“Hey, we’re not in Europe”: Being LGBTQ in the Middle East

In recent years, the LGBTQ world has aroused public and academic interest, but the Middle Eastern context has hardly been addressed and remains largely hidden from view. In this lecture series we will explore the issues of queerism and LGBT in Middle Eastern society from both historical and contemporary perspectives and thus will shed light on this social phenomenon in these societies and will contribute to the growing discourse on the topic.

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in cooperation with Maskila and Havruta

The live broadcast will have Hebrew subtitles.


Host: Dr. Tsameret Levy-Daphny, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Dr. Iris Fruchter-Ronen, the University of Haifa; the Forum for Regional Thinking

Dr. Ami Pomerantz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Havruta—Religious Homosexuals in Israel

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