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The Regulation of Desire (3rd Edition) Book Launch

The Regulation of Desire (3rd Edition) Book Launch


Location: Halifax

Join us for the launch of the 3rd edition of The Regulation of Desire with Gary Kinsman, OmiSoore H. Dryden, and Rebecca Rose! 

First published in 1987, The Regulation of Desire became an essential work of scholarship on sexual regulation. Revised for the first time since 1996, the 3rd edition includes the emergence of the white neoliberal queer, the right-wing attacks on trans people, and the need for abolitionist, anti-racist queer and trans liberation movements.

This launch is dedicated to the people of Palestine facing colonization and genocide.


Presenter bios: 
Gary Kinsman lives on Indigenous land and is a queer, anti-oppression and anti-capitalist activist. He is the author of The Regulation of Desire, Third Edition: Queer Histories, Queer Struggles and the co-author of The Canadian War on Queers, National Security as Sexual Regulation. His/their website is radical noise.
Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden (she/her/hers), a Black queer femme and professor, is the James R Johnston Endowed Research Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. OmiSoore engages in interdisciplinary scholarship and research that focuses on Black LGBTQI communities, blood donation systems in Canada, and anti-Black racism in healthcare, medical education, and Black health curricular content development. Her book, Got Blood to Give: Anti-Black Homophobia in Blood Donation will be published by Fernwood Publishing in the fall of 2024. 
Rebecca Rose (she/her) is a Unamaki (Cape Breton)-born queer femme writer and activist, and author of Before the Parade: A History of Halifax’s Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities (1972-1984), published by Nimbus Publishing.


Sunday, July 21, 2024


 7:00 pm Atlantic Daylight Time


1727 Barrington Street, Halifax


approximately 2 hours


required in person


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