CILIA LGBTQI+ project’s presentation on Queering Generations

In the British Sociological Association’s Annual Conference of 2021, Matthew Hall delivered findings from the CILIA LGBTQI+ project’s lifecourse interviews and presented an upcoming book chapter by him and Andrew King, which explores the concept of ‘Queer Generations’. The presentation outlined how LGBTQI+ lives present a challenge to traditional and normative ways of thinking about social generations and the historical events understood to define them. Hall also present an alternative approach – conceptualising queer generational cohorts as emerging at the intersection between formative queer historical events, such as the Stonewall riots, and meaningful stages/processes in the queer lifecourse, such as ‘coming out’.

Watch the interesting presentation here!