The conference “40 anos de Despenalização da Homossexualidade: História LGBTI+ em Portugal” [40 years of Decriminalization of Homosexuality: LGBTI+ History in Portugal], co-organized by IHC in May 2022, received the Dezanove Award for Initiative of the Year.
In its 13th edition, the Dezanove Awards once again distinguished the best and worst people and events that marked LGBTIQA+ Rights in Portugal and the world in 2022. The initiative of IHC, CIES, CES, and CICS.NOVA was distinguished by bringing together academics and activists in the year that marked the 40th anniversary of the 1982 Penal Code and highlighted, according to the blog, “the enormous advance in knowledge”, but also “how little we know about our History”.
In addition, the Exhibition of the Year award was given to “Farewell Country and Family“, which was on exhibition at the Aljube Museum and had the collaboration of Raquel Afonso, IHC doctoral student. The exhibition addressed “the dynamics and tensions between repression and the resistances of sexual and gender diversity during the dictatorship and after the Revolution”, as can be read on its official page.
Picture: Project REMEMBER.