15th July 2020 | Live Stream

Join us on the 15th July for the next in our Salon Lockdown series with journalist, film-maker and curator, Mark Gevisser as he takes us on a vital journey of epic scope, across the world's most challenging new frontiers.

Six years in the making, Mark’s extraordinary new book, The Pink Line: The World’s Queer Frontiers follows protagonists from nine countries all over the globe to tell the story of how LGBTQ+ Rights became one of the world's new human rights frontiers in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

From refugees in South Africa to activists in Egypt, transgender women in Russia and transitioning teens in the American Mid-West, Mark will explain through intimate and deeply affecting stories of individuals, families and communities how the world has changed, so dramatically, in just a decade.

And in doing so he’ll reveal a troubling new equation that has come in to play: while same-sex marriage and gender transition are now celebrated in some parts of the world, laws to criminalise homosexuality and gender non-conformity have been strengthened in others.

This is a groundbreaking, definitive account of how issues of sexuality and gender identity divide and unite the world today.

Mark will be speaking with author and award-winning journalist, Nichi Hodgson before we open up to your questions - LIVE.

This Salon is free and open to all as part of our commitment to get us together with big ideas in lockdown but if you would like to support, please consider making a £5 donation below to help keep our speakers in cake or buy Mark’s astonishing book, The Pink Line: The World’s Queer Frontiers below. Alternatively, become a member and get unlimited access to all Salon events, live and online, across the year.

The link to the live stream is here, click on this link on 15th July at 8pm to be taken straight in to the Salon.