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Queer conference open for registration till 12 October




Writer and professor J. Neil Garcia will be the keynote speaker of the conference. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF NEIL GARCIA

The Philippine Queer Studies Conference (PQSC), the first research conference on LGBTQ+ issues and community, is now open for registration. Registration is free on until 12 October.

The conference will be held from 26 to 28 October via Facebook Live and Zoom, organized by the University of the Philippines (UP) Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UP Babaylan and PAP LGBT Psychology Special Interest Group. It has received over 50 submissions in the past month during the call for paper/abstract.

The opening session on LGBTQ+ studies in the Philippines will feature keynote speaker, professor Dr. J. Neil C. Garcia, director of the University of the Philippines Press, a fellow for poetry at the Likhaan: University of the Philippines Institute of Creative Writing and a director for the Philippines at Project GlobalGRACE. This session will be held on 26 October, 10:30 a.m. via Facebook Live and moderated by John Andrew G. Evangelista, assistant professor at the UP Diliman Department of Sociology.

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