What Became of Gay Liberation?

A discussion on the legacy of the gay liberation movement in the US, presented by Dr. Christopher Phelps (University of Nottingham) and Professor Jonathan Bell (University College London).

The gay liberation movement of the 1960s — bursting on the scene in the Stonewall Rebellion and the formation of the Gay Liberation Front — thought of itself as revolutionary.

Was this a phantasm of the moment, wishful youthful thinking that has since then been supplanted by a more pragmatic gay rights strategy? Or is the dream in need of renewal as sexual freedom is subordinated to a corporate-funded approach that results in the military and marriage being put ahead of employment, housing, and other same-sex equality issues?

Join us on Valentine’s Day to discuss love and freedom!

This is a free event, presented by the Department of American and Canadian Studies in association with Five Leaves Bookshop as part of LGBT History Month 2018.

Booking is required. Please reserve your place via fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com.

For more information about the event please visit the Five Leaves Bookshop website.

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