Closeted/Out when you look at the Quadrangles: a brief history of LGBTQ lifetime in the University of Chicago

Closeted/Out when you look at the Quadrangles: a brief history of LGBTQ lifetime in the University of Chicago

In 2011, the middle for the research of Gender and Sexuality launched Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles, a project documenting lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) life in the University of Chicago through the early twentieth century through the day that is present. In Spring 2015, the task culminated in a event into the Special Collections Research Center at Regenstein Library and a permanent dental history archive that could be accessed by generations to come of scientists and community users.

Along with creating brand new scholarship, the task has added to building community and expertise across the reputation for sex across procedures by giving undergraduate and graduate pupils in the University room for research and intergenerational mentorship. The project has offered a yearly undergraduate course, training students in the practice of oral history and archival research in gender and sexuality and exploring LGBTQ history over the past four years. In Spring 2015, Lauren Stokes, task co-coordinator and display curator taught a training course on international sexualities (GNSE 22804) that coincided with all the event in Special Collections.

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