Northwestern University

Wed 1:30 PM

Current Issues in LGBTQ Health – E.J. Graff presents “How the amazingly awkward, ever-shifting LGBTQ acronym got foisted on you — and why it won’t go away any time soon.”

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  

Where: 625 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Beth Ann Hamilton   312.503.0049

Group: Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)

Category: Academic

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Join us for our “Current Issues in LGBTQ Health” lecture series featuring E.J. Graff! ISGMH is cosponsoring this event with the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.


This lecture will be on Wednesday, February 21st 2018 from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Stonewall Conference Room of 625 N. Michigan Suite 1400. Refreshments will be served. We expect this event to reach capacity quickly, so please RSVP below! This lecture will also be available to be streamed remotely using BlueJeans.


Abstract: The ways that we think and talk about sexual and gender minority identities change with every decade. And those changes happen even though every culture and generation includes women who love women, men who love men, highly masculine women, and highly feminine men (and ever so much in between). E.J. Graff has been covering and researching this community for 35 years. In this lively (and funny) talk, she delves into why each generation, culture, economy, and era has a different language and explanation for impulses that remain relatively stable.


E.J. Graff is the managing editor of The Monkey Cage at the Washington Post and senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. She is an award-winning journalist and author who helped create the gender and sexuality “beat.” Her reporting, analysis, and commentary have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe, Mother Jones, The Nation, Newsweek, Al Jazeera America,, Columbia Journalism Review, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Times, Pacific Standard, Slate, Vice, and Yahoo News.

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