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Last Day Events at Sciences Po Queer Week

‘Queer week’ is coming to a close at Sciences Po tonight after a successful week of thoughtful reflections on identity, the contemporary structure of cultural discourse and gender and sexuality over time and space. Today is no exception. There are three sessions left. Well, the very last one is not quite an ‘atelier’ or a seminar but an intellectual party in the Marais. Sexuality remains a very contentious subject in France and has given a lot of fodder to the main presidential election candidates. The LGBT community also seems to be engaged in a discussion of its own about how urban spaces and public policy should reflect their specific needs. Across generations there is also a discussion on how LGBT individuals can best express their identities. Is there still a place, for example, for the angry, shock factor political expression of the late 20th century? And, what to do with the majority who live in the provinces and hold strong reservations about non-heterosexual discourse and practice? Of course the debate is not unique to France. …