Scottee (UK) – Are Queers Ageist? @ Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm

Award winning artist Scottee thinks theres a problem with ageism within the queer community. Our elders are often invisible, the older generation think the young queens know nothing about their history and the youngsters think 40 is old.

Scottee is hosting a dinner party discussion without the food and you’re invited. Around the table will sit some old queers and some young queers to share their ideas, explore where the problem is and ask the burning question – are queers ageist?

This discussion is part of the development of a new theatre piece Scottee is creating titled Queen, supported by AFO theatre.

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.

* Presented in association with Queer New York International


Scottee is an artist from London, his work is often about outsiderness; race, sexuality, class, age and gender. He creates spaces where the perceived underdog is celebrated, at the forefront and no longer ignorable.

His work has been performed for audiences across the globe; Australia, Asia, Europe and America. In London his projects have been presented at some of the worlds leading spaces; Barbican, Royal Opera House, Tate Britain, Roundhouse, ICA and Southbank Centre but he prefers to make work in dodgy gay bars, public toilets, bedrooms, disused tanning shops and forgotten community centres.

In 2010 Scottee won the title of Time Out Performer of the Year, his debut solo tour
The Worst of Scottee won Total Theatre Award for Innovation in 2013 and in 2015 Scottee was included on Independent’s Rainbow List as one of Britain’s most influential LGBTQI+ people. He is currently an associate artist at the Roundhouse and with performance company Duckie.

Scottee is a co-host on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends; in 2015 his debut radio documentary My Big Fat Documentary was made BBC Radio 4’s Documentary of the Week. He also writes a weekly column for Vice’s i-D channel.

Scottee is not easily definable; artist, troublemaker, loudmouth, showoff and attention seeker. His work is live, brash, clumsy and will often leave you covered in confetti.

Oral history of homosexuality in Croatia 1945 – 2000 @ Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm

Oral history of homosexuality in Croatia 1945 – 2000

discussion / book promotion

An Oral history of homosexuality in Croatia is the first book that collected the testimony of 25 LGBT people who lived in Croatia at the time when homosexuality was forbidden by law, when LGBT people were detained and subjected to public ridicule and nailed to the pillar of shame.

The main idea behind this research was to shed light on the existence of LGBTQ identities in Croatia in the period of 1945-2000; to reveal experiences of self-identifications, sexualities, behaviors and life styles which were mostly hidden and silent, denied, ignored or excluded by society and culture of those times. By producing this “unwritten history”, we wanted to testify to the ever-presence and historical continuity of our identities and expressions, and to confirm both uniqueness and commonality of LGBTQ experiences.

Nine years after its release in Croatian, in collaboration with Dean Vuletić, a historian who specializes in the cultural and political history of modern Europe, Domino published an English translation of the first Oral History of Homosexuality in Croatia ever written. The original and English books were edited by Zvonimir Dobrovic and Gordan Bosanac, well known Croatian LGBTIQ activists and research was done by Amir Hodzic, Natasa Bijelic and Karmen Ratkovic.

The book will be presented by Zvonimir Dobrovic and guests.