“Can Queer People Afford Civility?”
Gay and trans history has been far from polite. From the Stonewall riots to the gay “zaps” of the 70’s and 80’s to the protest movements of today, queer people advocating for their civil rights have often used techniques not considered “civil.” But is there a deeper meaning to civility than politeness? In this talk, we’ll explore both the past and the present through the courageous history of gay protest and the current state of anti-trans backlash to determine the true meaning of civility.
Presented by Leah Wasacz, Brookdale Writing Center Tutor