Lecture: ‘Changing Faces of Homophobia’

Faculty lecture on Thursday 3 april , 12.00-14.00u

In an era of growing tolerance toward homosexual sexuality, the ways in which homophobic attitudes express themselves are remarkably changing and may turn out to be more dangerous than openly reactionary views. In particular, devices such as equality and integration appear to produce assimilationist outcomes that alter both the range and composition of oppressed groups. Ironically, the production of new anomalous, marginalized sexualities is attained by means of the rights discourse.

This Faculty Lecture aims to discuss new instruments to target abject sexualities (such as for example the Gender Identity Disorder in children) and to tackle the question of if and how the accommodation of same-sex couples’ rights can be conducive to the marginalisation of other forms of non-mainstream sexualities.


  • Introduction by prof. Frederik Swennen (Research Group Personal Rights & Property Rights)
  • Daniel Monk (Reader in Law, Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • Dr. Mariano Croce (FWO Pegasus Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values and Research Group Personal Rights & Property Rights)



University of Antwerp - Room R.218
Rodestraat 14
2000 Antwerp (Belgium)


Please register in advance, by sending an e-mail to Nico Moons.

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