The Queering and Questioning Conference is an online event by MultiPlay looking at how games explore queerness. This is an online event lasting for two hours. In that time, games studies scholars will present 20 minute papers with Q&A sessions.
Keynote: What are the social forces which constrain queer people, and how might the digital age offer resistance to this? - Drew Dalton
This talk will pull from queer theory to frame some of the larger social forces which impact upon, and constrain, queer people globally. However, with the digital age we have seen the changing nature of queer representation within gaming and online spaces. This talk will outline the issues facing queer people online, and broad forms of resistance to this.
Drew Dalton is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and the Programme Leader for the MSc Inequality and Society at the University of Sunderland. Drew has significant industry experience in the Third Sector, human rights and in education. He has been Chair of several organisations including those that have highlighted LGBTQI+ histories and those that support LGBTQI+ Muslims. Currently he is the Founder and Chair of ReportOUT, a global human rights charity for sexual and gender minorities.