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A walking tour of queer Nicosia

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Photo: Ziba Sertbay

To mark Pride Month 2022, the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation are organising a unique city tour. On June 29 Dr Loizos Kapsalis will be joined by LGBTQI+ scholars and activists for a queer walking tour of Nicosia.

Setting off from the Home for Cooperation at 6pm, the walk will take visitors to the sites that have played an important part in the formation of LGBTQI+ social networks and have figured prominently in activism for LGBTQI+ rights in Cyprus.

“We will begin to think about how members of the LGBTQI+ community have used the urban space of Nicosia historically,” say organisers, “and what role the town’s landscape has played in the production and regulation of gender and sexuality. This walk is an attempt to collect and share stories and experiences of queer politics and culture on the island.”

Held in English, the walk will start and finish at Home for Cooperation and will include both sides of the buffer zone, therefore, ID cards will be needed for the crossings.


Queer Nicosia

Walking tour guided by Dr Loizos Kapsalis. June 29. Meeting point: Home for Cooperation, Nicosia. 6pm-8pm. €15. In English. Registrations: [email protected]. Tel: 22-445740 (ext.108)


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