Postgraduate & Community Conference

2-3 April, 2022

Outside/rs 2022 is a conference for postgraduate researchers, early career researchers and community parties, that provides a space to explore topics of sex, gender and queerness at the margins.

This conference ran from the 2-3 April 2022. You may catch-up on the presentations and workshops we hosted on the ‘Recorded Papers’ page of this website.

Please contact us at outsiders2022@gmail.com if you would like access to this page.


Whether you work to support LGBTQ+, BIPOC and other communities, campaign for change and liberation, or research for a PhD, we invite you to come and share your knowledge and experience with others. We want to bring like-minded people together, to listen to, learn from and challenge each other. No qualification is necessary, just a willingness to participate.

Our conference theme, Outside/rs

For those who exist in queer, marginal or dissident relations to normativity in its various guises, the ‘outside’ is a familiar place. To be locked out of or barred from spaces of privilege is a common experience for queer, trans or LGBTQIA+ people, as well as BIPOC communities, disabled and neurodiverse people, working class and colonised populations, and others still.

What do Inside and Outside mean for LGBTQIA+ people and other groups?

How can we understand and challenge how they impact on our lives and communities?

What can do about the insider/outsider divide, can we bring it down, and is ‘inclusion’ even possible?

If you are a PhD researcher, or if you work, create or volunteer in the LGBTQIA+ community (including in intersection with other communities or issues), then we would love to hear from you! Outside/rs 2022 is a space to challenge the distance between the academy and the community, to make connections, and to learn from each other.

Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @Outsiders2022 or drop us an email at Outsiders2022@gmail.com.