Queer Question Time

The biggest questions in our community, answered.
 

Queer Question Time is a community-led discussion event that debates current LGBTQ+ issues as well as local and national politics.

The panel is made up of elected representatives, community reps, activists and artists who define, where possible, as LGBTQ+.

It was established in 2009 by Mike Kear who produced the event for 6 years at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. In 2015 David Robson became the current producer of QQT using the event as a vehicle for community engagement with the Wandsworth LGBTQ+ Forum.

Robson has produced a series of different debates each year since 2015 at various LGBTQ venues across London and since 2018, across the United Kingdom.

Most recently QQT has visited various different towns and cities across the United Kingdom in support of Pride season and the UK Pride host which is selected by UKON.

In 2020 QQT were due to host a London Mayoral hustings at the RVT as well as visit Newcastle and Swansea to kick off this years Pride tour but had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

The Current, and longest running, Resident QQT Chair is: Stewart Who

Previous Hosts have included: Evan Davies, Amy Lame, Son of a Tutu and Meth

Previous QQT’s

  • General Election 2015 (Vauxhall Hustings)
  • The Pride Edition
  • Brexit
  • Mayoral Elections 2016
  • Brexit: One Year On
  • LGBT History Month 2017
  • London Local Elections 2018
  • UK Pride Tour 2018
  • UK Pride Tour 2019
  • General Election 2019 (Vauxhall Hustings)

 

Previous panellists include:

MPs

Hannah Bardell (SNP) – Chris Bryant (Labour)-  Stephen Doughty (Labour) – Florence Eshalomi (Labour) – Nigel Evans (Conservative) – Kate Hoey (Labour) – John Nicholson (SNP) – Stewart McDonald MP (SNP)  Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (Labour)

Political Party Leaders

Naomi Long (Leader Alliance Party Leader & MEP) – Adam Price (Leader Plaid Cymru & Welsh AM)

Assembly Members

Jeremy Miles AM/AC (Welsh Labour) – Sian Berry London AM (Green) – Andrew Boff London AM (Conservative) – Leonie Cooper London AM (Labour) – Caroline Pidgeon London AM (Liberal Democrat) – Peter Whittle London AM (UKIP)

Councillors

Emma Best (Conservative) – Pete Byrne (SDLP) – Lucy Caldicott (Labour) Rohit K Dasgupta (Labour) – Jeffrey Dudgeon (UUP) Megan Fearon (Sinn Fein) – Anthony Flynn (Green Party) – Osh Gantley (Labour) – John Howard (Labour) – Leighton Rowlands (Conservative) – Rhys Taylor (Liberal Democrat)

Community Representatives

Bisi Alimi – Clare Barlow – Bi Pride – UK Black Pride – Ted Brown – Pat Cash – Chloe Davis – Abderrahim el Habachi – Dan Glass – DJ Ritu – Shon Faye – Stewart Feather – Cliff Joannou – Miqhael Kannemeyer – Asifa Lahore – Miss Cairo – Leng Monty  – Lisa Power – Linda Riley – Shash -Sadie Sinner – Rebecca Stinson – Chardine Taylor-Stone – Lu Thomas – Matthew Todd – Vanity Von Glow – Dr Michael Wardlow

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coming up – 

Queer Question Time – In Profile with Florence Eshalomi – 2pm October 10th

Queer Question Time are back at The RVT for a special ‘In Profile’ edition with the MP for Vauxhall, Florence Eshalomi.

Last time we hosted a QQT at RVT in December 2019, the world was a very different place. But with a no deal Brexit and American election on the horizon, 2020 is not over yet.

10 months into her role as the MP for Vauxhall we’ve asked Flo back to share her experiences on what has a been a memorable first year in office.