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Lecture series focuses on lesbian and gay issues, Oct. 9-spring 2004

The Fund for Reunion Inc. and Princeton University's LGBT Student Services are inaugurating a program of lectures on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) topics.

Over the course of this school year, several talks are planned as part of the Fund for Reunion LGBTQ Lecture Series, including:

  • Thursday, Oct. 9: Susan Stryker, executive director of the GLBT Historical Society and author, journalist and filmmaker -- at noon in 243 Frist, "Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of Paperback"; and at 7 p.m. in 302 Frist, "Transcending Boundaries: Activism and Riots in San Francisco's Tenderloin District."
  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 302 Frist: Lynn Harris, author and visiting professor of English at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, discussing his new memoir addressing his life as a black gay novelist.
  • Noon Thursday, Nov. 20, 243 Frist: Kiki Jamieson, lecturer in the politics department at Princeton, "Law and Social Change in the LGBT Community."
  • 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture: Steven Seidman, professor of sociology at the State University of New York-Albany, "Identity and Realities After the Closet."

Speakers in the spring will include: Harry Britt, the Harvey Milk Chair in Activism and Social Justice at New College of California; Carolyn Dean, professor of history at Brown University; Sandi Dubowski, filmmaker and writer; and David Weissman, filmmaker.

In collaboration with Yale University's Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies, six of the lectures will be coordinated by the Larry Kramer Institute and will be presented at both Princeton and Yale universities.

For more information, contact Debbie Bazarsky , Princeton's LGBT Student Services coordinator and assistant to the dean of undergraduate students.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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