'Queer' Asia 2017

A project by: Queer Asia

pledged of £5,000 target
This project will only receive pledges if at least £2,500 is pledged by Sat 15 Apr 2017
Crowdfunding to support Queer identifying participants & build an online platform for resources.


There are so many talented LGBTQ identifying artists, researchers and activists struggling in queerphobic environments and with limited financial support. We are raising funds to enable them to share their work and research on a wider platform and faciliate an inter-Asia dialogue. As well as building QueerAsia as a sustainable network and online platform.

Who we ARE?

We are a platform for activists, academics, artists and researchers to collaborate, network, create awareness, on issues around gender and sexuality affecting people in Asia, the diaspora and beyond.

OUR story

The “Queer” Asia Conference is the first ever Asia centered conference on queerness/ queer theory/ LGBT issues/ themes. The next edition of the conference will be held at SOAS, University of London on the 16th and 17th of June, 2017. The aim of the conference is to bring together a wide range of academics and activists working at the intersections of “Queer” and “Asia.” It facilitates an interdisciplinary and inter-regional exchange of ideas, builds enriching networks towards beginning a pan-Asian dialogue on LGBT and/or Queer struggles in Asia. By donating to 'Queer' Asia you would be vital to enabling these important conversations and be crucial to building these movements!

where will the money go?

Last year we supported activists such as Amir Ashour (from Iraqueer in Iraq), Bryan Choong (from Oogachaga in Singapore), Ghiwa Sayegh (from Kohl in Lebanon), Film makers such as Fan Popo (from China), academics and lawyers such as Arvind Narrain (from the Alternative Lawyers Forum in India), and Drag artists such as Asifa Lahore (the first Pakistani Muslim Drag Queen in the UK) to share their work with over 600 participants at our two day conference.

This year we hope to support similar remarkable individuals and organisations from Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Iran.

Find us here

Our website is available here: www.queerasia.wordpress.com

Add us on Facebook @queerasia and follow us on twitter @queerasia2017

Where we provide regular updates on our events and even live stream several of our events!aign.

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Help us succeed!

We would love your help in not just raising funds but also collaborating to bring more research, art, performances and films to 'Queer' Asia. If you have qu33rky ideas for 'Queer' Asia we would love to hear from you!

You don't need to donate - we know how real and close to home queer poverty is! - but spreading the joy, whether by sharing, retweeting, speaking to people will all go a long way!

And while all of that would be amazing! Giving us money to help us providing a platform for all our brilliant activists and talented performers would go a long way in helping meet our goals!

1 week, 1 day ago

Thank you to everyone who has helped us make it so far! Here's a message from one of key note speakers last year on the importance of a platform like Queer Asia!

2 weeks, 1 day ago

In last year's keynote Arvind Narrain set the stage for a packed day for panels and discussions, this year we're opening QA17 with a keynote panel and we need your help in making that happen!

2 weeks, 6 days ago

The fabulous Asifa Lahore talking about the evolution of her drag art and the challenges facing LGBT people in Paksitan and in Pakistani disaporic communities in Britain at QA16. We're super excited to have two Drag King performances at QA17 and we're looking for your help to get them to the UK! Please share and support!

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This is great work, look forward to seeing many more QA events!

Best of luck and best wishes for this endeavour! Proud of your efforts and we know you will go far :) - Khachory

Good luck with the event - sending lots of love and support xxx