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The 2017 Campbell Lecture Series, April 3, 2017 - Monday, April 5, 2017,

Lecture/Lecture Series

Dean of Humanities

George Chauncey
Samuel Knight Professor of History & American Studies

From: Yale University

Moody Art Center


From the McCarthy Era to Marriage Equality: LGBT Culture and Politics since the 1950s

Monday, April 3 "The Politics of Anti-Gay Discrimination in the McCarthy Era and Beyond"

Tuesday, April 4 "From Drag Balls to Vogue Balls: Black Gay Culture and Politics Before and After Stonewall"

Wednesday, April 5 "AIDS, the Lesbian Baby Boom, and the Campaign for Marriage Equality"

Each lecture will begin at 6:00 pm and is expected to last one hour. Following Dr. Chauncey's lecture on Monday, April 3, attendees are invited to stay for a welcome reception.

NOTE: Each night's lecture requires a separate ticket.

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George Chauncey
George Chauncey, the Samuel Knight Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University, is the author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 and Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today’s Debate over Gay Equality. He has served as an expert witness in more than thirty gay rights cases, including Lawrence v. Texas and the marriage equality cases decided by the Supreme Court. He was awarded Yale’s teaching prize in the humanities for his lecture course on US Lesbian and Gay History.