Learn More Series: Queer History IS American History: Historical Perspectives on LGBTQIA+ Identity and Experience

If the silencing of queer voices in school curricula tells us anything, it is this: History matters. As LGBTQIA+ History Month gets underway, join BU Diversity & Inclusion and the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff for a Learn More Series panel event featuring all-star scholars whose work has sought to reclaim LGBTQIA+ history and resist the erasure of queer communities from our national story. From ancient traditions of Indigenous Two-Spirit people to queer civil rights pioneer Pauli Murray’s crusade against “Jane Crow” laws, panelists will explore the lives, activism, and contributions of queer people from before white settler colonialism through the creation of modern LGBTQIA+ movements.

This event originally took place on Thursday, October 7, 2022 and was co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff.

This event is part of BU Diversity & Inclusion’s (BU D&I) Learn More Series, which explores a single topic of social importance through events, discussions, and programs throughout the year— this year, BU D&I is exploring LGBTQIA+ Identity and Experiences.