Lavender & Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left
Monday, February 27
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
Admission: $5.00; Free for Members
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Emily Hobson will discuss her new book, Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left (University of California Press, 2016), a history of queer radicalism in the San Francisco Bay Area from the late 1960s through the Reagan-Bush years. Drawing on extensive research at the GLBT Historical Society, Hobson shows how gay and lesbian leftists defined sexual liberation through solidarity against racism, imperialism and war. Her use of archives, oral histories and images
rediscovers the radical queer past for a generation of activists today. Hobson serves as assistant professor of history and gender, race and identity at the University of Nevada, Reno.