About the conference

Safe spaces for queer people of color

Attention! The deadline to sign up for this conference is the 18th of January 2021 23:59!

The nonprofit Colored Qollective is organizing an international digital conference focused on queer people of color on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of January from 19:00-21:00.

The primary goal of this conference is to sacrifice a platform and stage to the group with which we will talk about decolonization within queer communities of color. Sadly QBIPOC are often under-represented and we get no or little access to platforms, means, and facilities that are designed for us.

With this conference we don't just sacrifice the space needed to QBIPOC, but we will also be able to have difficult conversations about decolonization and dismantling power structures. All of this will be approached from an intersectional perspective.

Who can attend?

This conference can be attended by anyone who has interest and affinity with this topic. It is a given that (the experiences of) QBIPOC are centred. Other than that we invite activists, non-profits, healthcare workers, policy makers, and researchers to take part in this conference and we also explicitly call on students and employees of Utrecht University to sign up.

Colored Qollective

This conference is organized by the nonprofit Colored Qollective. We are a grass-roots collective that was founded in 2018 with the goal of offering a safe(r) space to LGBTQIA+ people of color. The members of Colored Qollective are all active from the perspective of experiential expertise to be able to guarantee the safety of the group as much as possible.


Theme: Decolonization within queer
communities of color
Date: January 21st and 22nd
Time: 19.00 – 21.00
Location: Online (Zoom)

The first day of the conference will be held in Dutch and the second day in English. During the programme there will be a Dutch sign language interpreter for d/Deaf and hard of hearing individuals.

Do you have any questions? Please send an email to: symposium@coloredqollective.org

Below you can see a full overview of the speakers for each day.
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Here you can read an evaluation of the conference: Verantwoording_Activiteit_Congres_CQ_DEF (1) (in Dutch)

We have also written a report for both days:
Day 1: Congres notes- Day1
Day 2: Congres notes - Day2

Below you can find a conference talk from our chair person during the ILGA World Congres in Los Angeles:



Day 2