Time: MW 12:00 - 1:15 PM
Location: HGH 217
This seminar course explores the LGBT culture, movement, and LGBT persons’ lives. “LGBT” is an umbrella term for different groups including non-heterosexuals, gender nonconformists, intersex persons, and transsexuals. Through course readings and discussions, the course will cover the origins of, and issues, that affect LGBT communities at both the macro and micro levels. The course will also address the expectations for and reactions to LGBT persons and communities, and whether these are based on valid information. Finally, the course will address the role that others, such as allies and families, play in mitigating the effects of living in a society hostile to LGBT persons.