Queer Super Powers

China and the USA are often depicted on the world stage as super powers with opposing cultural and national characters. This episode of the Glass Bead Game visits youth centres in Southern China and Mid West America to consider how state policy and ideas of national character inform the personal experiences of those that identify as LGBT. Are the cultural differences between China and the US meaningfully comparable and should both countries be doing more to uphold their commitment to the international bill of human rights?

This episode features:

Cynthia Weber

Professor of International Relations at the University Of Sussex

Dennis Altman

Professorial Fellow in the Institute for Human Security at La Trobe University