ONLINE: This course will focus on the emergence of the gay community in 20th-century American culture, examining the ways gay culture developed from a collection of men and women hiding their lives in fear to a post-Stonewall liberation culture of increased visibility. We will look at how LGBTQ identity developed in the 20th century by exploring the intersection of science, religion, popular culture, politics and urbanization. Because the experiences of LGBTQ individuals are so varied, we will use a variety of media to discern patterns and connections within this diverse community. This course is designed to be an introduction to the study of LGBTQ culture. All students, regardless of their lived experiences, are invited to participate in the discussion of where this community has been, and where it is headed in the 21st century. | Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 30.
Class sessions are recorded.
Josh Burford is an archivist, an activist and a radical educator with over 20 years’ experience working with queer communities and social justice education. Josh is passionate about the preservation and documentation of Southern queer history and how we can make this history more accessible to the queer community. Josh holds an M.A. in American studies with a focus on queer history and a master's in library and information studies with a focus on archiving.