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

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Ends: 1:45 pm on Friday, October 7, 2022
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 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. The panel discussion will be moderated by Khary Oronde Polk, Associate Professor of Black Studies and Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. Panelists: Kai Pyle (University of Illinois), whose work examines queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Anishinaabe people, Greta LaFleur (Yale University), author of The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America, Michael Bronski (Harvard University), author of A Queer History of the United States for Young People, This Learn More Series event is co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff.
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