Since 1991 the LGBT movement has struggled to secure the right for lesbians and gay men to legally marry. Thirty five states and the District of Columbia now permit same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court has ruled it unconstitutional for the federal government to deny federal benefits of marriage to married same-sex couples.The fight for marriage equality is, essentially, over. After two decades focusing on this battle what are the most important issues facing the LGBT movement now?
This seminar series brings together four prominent lawyers and activists who will examine crucial issues facing the LGBT movement today: increased discrimination against and criminalization of people with HIV; how class and poverty effect the LGBT movement; the problems of relying on federal law to secure LGBT equality; and how religious exemptions and conscious clauses are undermining LGBT anti-discrimination law.
The series will culminate in a daylong symposium with the seminar speakers discussing these issues with one another as well as a keynote by writer/ activist Jewelle Gomez.
After Marriage: The Future of LGBT Activism
Prominent lawyers and activists examine crucial issues facing the LGBT movement
A day-long symposium
March 27, 2015
Introduction and Welcome
Holding Hands: Social Change Activism as a Way of Life
Jewelle Gomez (playwright, novelist, cultural worker)
Discussion with Jewelle Gomez
Lunch — provided with registration
Sue Hyde (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) – moderator
Kevin Cathcart (Lambda Legal )
Nan Hunter (Georgetown Law School)
Joey Mogul (DePaul Law School)
Aisha Moodie-Mills (Center for American Progress)
Barker Center 110
12 Quincy Street
Attendance is free and open to the public.
Registration is required.
Light breakfast and lunch included with registration.
Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus, the Open Gate Foundation, the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life, the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Cosponsors Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, Hispanic Black Gay Coalition.