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Stonewall At 50 And The History Of LGBTQ Rights In America

2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York which kickstarted the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement in the United States.

Join Dr. Lillian Faderman for a lecture and discussion of the history of the struggle for LGBTQ rights in the U.S.

Throughout the history of the US., the societal forces of law, religion, the professions, and customs caused unspeakable oppression to LGBTQ people and their rights. LGBTQ were classified as criminals, people who were mentally ill, depraved sinners, and deserving of irrational hatred.

Registration encouraged
Refreshments provided. Located in Neil Morgan Auditorium.

Professor Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of lesbian and LGBTQ history and literature,” as well as ethnic history and literature. Among her many honors are six Lambda Literary Awards, two American Library Association Awards, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and several lifetime achievement awards for scholarship.

Dr. Faderman's work has been translated into numerous languages including German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Turkish. She is the author of the New York Times Notable Books, "Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present," "Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America," and "The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle."

Her latest book "Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death" is being hailed as an elegantly written, well-researched and compelling account of the first openly gay person elected to public office in the United States.

Parking is underground and free with 2-hour validation. The Central Library is one block from the Park & Market stop on the Trolley Blue and Orange lines. Bus route 11 stops right in front of the library.

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