Queer Liberation Theory: Resurrection and Development


Project 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.

Project 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.

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator

Country 1:
Canada

Country 2:
United States

Country 3:

Country 4:

Month
Year
Start Date:
Oct
2010
End Date:
Mar
2021

Funder:
SSHRC Insight Grant; Inside Out/OUTtv Post-Production Fund

Year Project Started:
2010

Collaborator:

Collaborator Institution:
Queer Ontario

Collaborator Role:
Advisory

Funder
Amount
(e.g type 1000 for 1,000)
1
Inside Out/OUTtv Post-Production Fund
2000
2
York Minor Research Grant
4000
3
SSHRC Small Grant
2000
4
York Minor Research Grant
2880
5
SSHRC Small Grant
1500
6
SSHRC Insight Grant
120000