Unsoviet Screens: Russian Homonationalism

Free but ticketed event!   “There is not sex in the USSR!” – so goes the infamous cliché uttered by a soviet participant of the 1986 Boston-Leningrad Women’s TV Bridge. Obviously, sex there was. But, soviet culture maintained a rigid prohibition against public expressions of sexuality for a good 60 years. The advent of Mikhail …

Pride and prejudice: How to tackle underrepresentation

Free but ticketed event! A conversation about when LGBTQI+ community fails to accommodate for and include queers of colour and what can be done to change this. Jade and Eve will discuss specific examples where LGBT community fails POC/BAME members and examine the portrayal of Black bodies and critique these representations through a queer lens. …

No Justice, No Peace.

Black Trans Lives Matter Sign and Rainbow flag

QTI stands in solidarity with protestors across the world who are fighting against police violence, racism, and injustice. As these statements have been numerous, we have a few points to emphasise: To support protestors across the US and their communities, donate to an organisation listed: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CjZMORRVuv-I-qo4B0YfmOTqIOa3GUS207t5iuLZmyA/ Today is the first day of Pride: Stonewall was …

LGBTQ, Surrogacy and the Rights of Children

Free but ticketed event! In recent years it has become more and more common to portray surrogacy as an issue of LGBTQ rights. Any critique raised is labelled as "homophobic" or "anti-gay" and treated as an attempt to further discriminate against LGBTQ people. Most critical discussions revolve around the exploitation of mainly disenfranchised women of …

Queers in Quarantine Kitchen – Elmira making Vegan Olive Balls

Here is the edited recorded video from the online live session we had and here is what you need to make the olive balls:24 Olive balls24 Chilli stuffed olives (or olives marinated in a spicy sauce)100- 150g vegan cheese2 tbsp vegan butter150 ml flour1-2 tbsp water50g sesame seedsYou will need an oven for baking the …

Queers in Quarantine Kitchen – Eva cooking Buddha’s Delight (Cantonese: 羅漢齋 Lo Hon Jai)

A vegan dish made of different vegetables and tofu

This is a [super] simplified version of Buddha's Delight (Cantonese: 羅漢齋 Lo Hon Jai) that Eva made using ingredients in her larder. It's a very flexible dish! You can add whatever vegetables you have. Its original name means it contains 18 ingredients (referring to the 18 Buddhist monks of some Buddhist tale/stories). Watch this video …

Egg Head

Yellow painted brick wall with an air vent in close-up. There are three leaves of ivy growing out of the vent into the open air.

The egg of my genders layspread on the matvacant and barerunny like hunnywith a scent of wet hair The whites of my eyeattempt to expandThrough the mucky placewhere dirt accumulatesimprinting dust bunnies across my face My yolk yellow formsees no genderYet here I am in a milky way existencewith conforms and social normsthat cage in …

Notes from Rainbow Crossings – LGBTQ+ Safer Spaces event

Miriam shares her notes from QTI Coalition of Colour's event on 19th February 2020 which was a collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Human Global Movement at Cambridge University. PANEL DISCUSSION Chair of panel: Debbie- a local journalist for the Cambridge news. Debbie started off the discussion by introducing the panellists and explaining …