Queer Liberation Theory: Resurrection and Development

PI: Dr. Nick Mulé

End Date: March 2021

Collaborator Institution: Queer Ontario
Collaborator Role: Advisory

Funders:
SSHRC Insight Grant

Summary:

A community-based research study with social justice group Queer Ontario involving academics, activists and artists, exploring the principles and tenets of the gay liberation movement of the late 1960s/70s and their utility today. With further funding this project has been internationalized looking at the historical gay liberation movements of Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as queer mobilizations in non-Western regions of the world.

Description:

The study seeks to theorize a progressive, sex positive, radical approach drawing from gay liberation and using its ethos to bridge the complexity of today's LGBT movement towards the development of queer liberation theory. This will include content analysis of historical gay liberation movements in Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States and data gathering via questionnaires and interviews internationally.