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ANU – The inaugural Queer Displacements conference (Canberra, 14-15 November 2019); Scholarships for LGBTIQ refugees (Application closes 1 September 2019) (

“Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration and Exile” is a two-day conference presented by the Humanities Research Centre and supported by the ANU Gender Institute, the ANU Research School of Humanities and the ACT Government Office for LGBTIQ+ Affairs.

The Conference aims to bring together academics, practitioners and LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum and refugees to discuss pertinent issues of queer forced displacement and foster dialogue between official and unofficial groups invested in research and practice for coordinated solutions and better support of affected populations. The conference is to be held in Canberra with a panel on the 13th of November and conference days on the 14th and15th of November.

When: 14-15 November 2019

Where: The Australian National University, Canberra

For more information on the conference click here.

Scholarships to attend the conference:

Scholarships are open to people who self-identify as LGBTIQA+ including those who are HIV+ (no need to disclose) and have a refugee background (seeking asylum now or being a former refugee) and live in Australia. No other eligibility criteria apply.

Applications close 1 September 2019.

For more information and how to apply click here.