An event with

Gaar Adams in conversation with Hugo Greenhalgh

Guest Privileges

Thursday 13th June 2024 at 6:30pm

Daunt Books Hampstead

Tickets £6.00


Upon moving to the Gulf States – where penalties for Queer acts include deportation, imprisonment, torture and death – Gaar Adams wanted to understand why LGBTQ+ migrants might choose to live amid such peril.

From the UAE, to Bahrain and Oman, to Saudi Arabia, he begins riskily gathering interviews outside the tightly controlled state media, leading with what he thinks is a simple question: Isn’t it harder for you to make a life here? Guest Privileges offers an attempt to answer this question through a kaleidoscope of stories – from uproarious Filipino salon workers throwing secret drag parties, to a courageous Pakistani farmhand helping his compatriots smuggle themselves across borders.

Gaar will be joined in conversation by Hugo Greenhalgh, a journalist, former LGBTQ+ editor of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and writer at the FT, and author of The Diaries of Mr Lucas: Notes from a Lost Gay Life.

Event Details

Thursday 13th June 2024 Event starts at 6:30pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Hampstead
51 South End Road,
London NW3 2QB

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