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Sunday, Nov. 24, 5:00 p.m., Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)

Even as they become more accepted and assimilated into contemporary American culture, those who identify as GLBTQ face new and daunting challenges.  Join a panel of writers whose works reflect the current personal, political, and institutional issues facing the community:  Jennifer Baumgardner on We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality, Jeff Chu on Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America, and Michael Bronski on You Can Tell Just by Looking: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People.  

Author(s) and Guest(s)

Michael Bronski

"You Can Tell Just By Looking" And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People (Beacon Press; $16.00) takes on the pervasive stereotypes and false assumptions that continue to cling to queer citizens. Authors Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrine, and Michael Amico draw on court cases, scientific and sociological studies, literary texts, and pop culture to explain and dispel the misinformation that is often used to discriminate against and marginalize the LGBT community. ". . . asks vital questions that will steer the culture toward justice and equality."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.  Bronski, Professor of the Practice in Activism and Media in the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University, is the author of several award-winning books, including A Queer History of the United States.    

Jeff Chu

In Does Jesus Really Love Me:?  A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America (Harper; $26.99) journalist Jeff Chu details his yearlong cross-country pilgrimage to seek out the stories of the faithful struggling to come to terms with a religion that preaches love, but often practices intolerance. Chu graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University and earned a master's degree from the London School of Economics.  He has written and edited for Time, Conde Nast Portfolio, and Fast Company.   

Jennifer Baumgardner

Co-edited with Madeliene Kunin, the first woman governor of Vermont, We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality (Akashic; $15.95) demonstrates, through speeches, interviews, and commentary, the encouraging story of American acceptance of gay marriage and the roles that politicians—gay and straight—have played in that history. Baumgardner is the co-author of the contemporary feminist classics Manifesta and Grassroots. She has won numerous awards for her activism; her work is widely taught and she has given keynote addresses at more than 250 colleges and universities.  

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