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Berlin: Homonationalism and Pinkwashing

Donnerstag, Juli 26th, 2012

Homonationalism and Pinkwashing- Lecutre and Discussion in Südblock (U-Bhf Kottbusser Tor) at 18:00, Monday the 30th of July.

Due to the heated debates and the requests of many who couldn’t make it last time, we will be offering another workshop about Homonationalism and Pinkwashing.

Homonationalism and Pinkwashing are both terms used to describe liberal mechanisms which exploit the achievements of the LGBT rights movement and use them to advance nationalist agenda. Homonationalism is a discourse used by some Western countries to determine their sense of difference from and supremacy over countries in the global East and South while using gay rights and lifestyle achievements as a main argument for their sense of supremacy and nationalism. Pinkwashing is an organized attempt to conceal systematic human rights violations or even apartheid conducted by a country by refocusing international attention to its relatively-lax gay scene and lifestyle and internationally re-branding the country and its image based on those. Germany is a leading country associated with Homonationalism. Pinkwashing is a term that is synonymous with Israel.
This presentation will focus on homonationalistic discourses in different countries and in Germany in particular, and will then analyse the Israeli pinkwashing campaign, its effect on the LGBT communities in Israel-Palestine, and on the role that Germany and German LGBT communities play in perpetuating pinkwashing and homonationalism within and without its national borders.

Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt, eine Simultanübersetzung wird angeboten.

(Der Veranstaltungshinweis erreichte mich via Mail.)