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Distinguished Weinberg Visiting Fellow Lecture, Marlon Bailey: "It was like something I had never seen before": Black Gay Sexual Spaces and 'Situations' in the Age of AIDS.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, Room 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Suzette Denose   847.491.5122

Group: African American Studies Department

Category: Academic


In this presentation, Bailey explores what sexual health means for some black gay men and what it looks like from their own perspectives. Drawing from his ethnographic fieldwork in the Midwest, he examines black gay men’s engagement in “high risk” sex and the spaces and situations in which they occur. He argues that the sexual practices, spaces, and situations in which black gay men participate are a means through which they claim and enact sexual autonomy during this HIV crisis that disproportionately impacts them.

Sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the American Studies Program.

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