[PAST EVENT] Sexuality and the Policing of the Family

Friday, October 17th 2014
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Linda Lunden, Jeanie Meurer, and Blue Lunden, Jones Beach, New York, 1960Linda Lunden, Jeanie Meurer, and Blue Lunden, Jones Beach, New York, 1960
The 2014 Boswell Lecture. Before the era of gay and lesbian liberation movements, these parents and their children were invisible in a culture that saw them as a categorical impossibility based on a definition of the family as always heterosexual.
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Daniel Rivers, Assistant Professor of History at Ohio State University, presents the 2014 Boswell Lecture:

"With the rise of lesbian and gay political movements following the Stonewall Riots of 1969, lesbian mothers and gay fathers came under increasing scrutiny and often had their parenting rights taken away by custody courts. As a result they organized across the country, arguing for a new definition of the family. My lecture will chart this history through six decades, and show how it undergirds current political, legal, and cultural struggles over LGBT domestic, parental, and marital rights."

Reception following the lecture.
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