Monday, October 14, 2013

Events Planned at Lafayette College for LGBT History Month

John Corvino
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Lafayette College is sponsoring a number of events to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Month during the month of October.

Gay-rights advocate and professor John Corvino will present the talk, "'Haters,’ ‘Sinners,’ and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today" on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Colton Chapel.

Chairman of the philosophy department at Wayne State University in Detriot, Corvino draws on decades of speaking experience as "The Gay Moralist" to promote a better understanding of LGBT issues and challenges people from all sides to rethink easy assumptions in the increasingly divisive culture wars.

Other events during LGBT History Month at Lafayette College include:

  • David L. Sr. and Helen J. Temple Visiting Lecture by playwright and performer John Dayo Aliya on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in Hugel Science Center, room 100
  • A film screening and discussion of "Brokeback Mountain" on Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Hugel Science Center, room 100
  • A film screening of "Before Stonewall" on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights auditorium, room 104, followed by a discussion led by Gene Kelly, associate dean of intercultural development and director of gender and sexuality programs
  • A film screening and discussion of "Kissing Jessica Stein" on Friday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Hugel Science Center, room 100
  • A panel discussion, "Marriage Equality Update: Post-DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)" on Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Marlo Room, Farinon College Center

All programs are free and open to the public.

First celebrated in 1994, LGBT History Month encourages individuals to reflect upon how individuals from these identity groups, as well as their allies, have contributed to the nation’s collective history.

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