12 February 2022

LGBTQ+ History Month: From China to UK, Qiuyan Chen’s journey as a LGBTQ+ activist

Qiuyan Chen is a passionate LGBTQ+ activist and artist.

She is co-curator of the Queer Chinese Community Art Festival 2021, and a London School of economics (LSE) Gender alumni. She initiated campaigns in China, ‘Say No to Homophobic Textbooks’ and ‘All Teachers out for LGBTQ+’, which called for equality.

When moving to the UK, as a queer woman of colour, she experienced many insecure moments of neglect, harassment and stereotypes. She says “It is time to speak up!”

Queer China UK is her new entrepreneurial journey to explore different ways to empower queer Chinese diaspora.

What’s the situation for LGBTQ+ people in China? How do queer Chinese rethink their intersectional identities, especially during the pandemic in the UK? How can the community mobilise to promote cross-cultural connections?

Get to know her story and build alliances!

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 10am on Saturday 12 February

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings.

This is one of several partnership events with Outstories Bristol for LGBTQ+ History Month 2022.