LGQRI Announces Speaker Series

The Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI) is proud to announce their 2019/2020 speaker series! The longest running IRWG program area, LGQRI was founded in 2001 with the goal of fostering interdisciplinary scholarship and conversation around LGBTQ and sexuality studies. 

This year's lineup includes an LGBTQ LatinX theme (denoted with an asterisk*). 

The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac: The Politics of Sexual Privacy in Northern California

Prof. Clayton Howard chronicles the rise of sexual privacy as a fulcrum of American cultural politics, focusing on the history of gay rights in the San Francisco Bay Area from World War II to the dawn of the culture wars in the 1970s and exploring how government policies shaped the cultural politics of the moderate suburbs.