On June 26, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the civil right to marry. After the ruling, rainbow memes and #lovewins hashtags flooded the internet. But in addition to the celebration, we also began to hear more about what activists and academics have been saying for decades—that LGBTQ politics is about #morethanmarriage.
The marriage equality campaign has been criticized for limiting LGBTQ political mobilization within a narrow “homonormative” framework, making invisible all of the many pressing issues that impact diverse LGBTQ-identified individuals. Since the ruling, donations to some LGBTQ organizations have declined, and longstanding organizations have shut down.
There is an urgent need for a major public discussion about this turning point in LGBTQ politics. This two-day conference will stage plenary roundtable conversations among both established and rising figures in LGBTQ politics and scholarship, along with a number of panels, roundtables, workshops, and other breakout sessions featuring activists and scholars who responded to our open call. For more information, visit the conference website.
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Not yet a CLAGS member? This is our 25th anniversary as the first university-based research center in the United States focused on LGBTQ individuals and communities. When you register you can add a CLAGS membership to your registration at a specially discounted rate for conference attendees. Or you can click here to learn more about membership directly from the CLAGS website. Thank you!