Postcolonial Queer Europe in a Time of Growing Nationalism and Racism
The amount of rainbow ags greeting me and my girlfriend as we got o the train in Gothenburg during the June 2017 edition of Sweden’s “West Pride” was astonishing, too many to count. The whole city, it seemed, was embracing LGBTQ rights, liberation even, and everyone wanted to join the party. As is often the case during Pride, straight peo- ple were smiling at us. As if this weekend we existed, were even seen and tolerated, as an “interracial” lesbian couple. We were not there to attend Pride in the center of the city, but to meet with anti-racist academics.