[PAST EVENT] Opening Exhibit Reception and Roundtable - W&M Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project

April 4, 2016
Swem Library, Research Room
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The William & Mary Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia aims to better understand, chronicle, and preserve the history of LGBTIQ people in Virginia. Beginning with research at the Library of Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Commonwealth University, William & Mary, and other archives, student researchers engage communities, preserve knowledge, and discover histories related to LGBTIQ experiences in our state. The launch of this research project was aided by the Mattachine Society of Washington, DC, one of the nation's oldest gay rights organizations, and is part of a larger national effort to document the histories of LGBTIQ people and the policies and laws that have affected their lives. Student research, under faculty guidance, focuses on state laws and policies that affected and may still affect the lives of LGBTIQ people and communities in the Commonwealth. This project is supported across the university by the Law School's Office, the Provost's Office, the History Department, AMST and GSWS Programs, and an Ideas Grant from the Center for Diversity, W&M.

This project is also funded in part by the LGBTIQ Research Fund in History that supports projects at William & Mary that seek to document the LGBTIQ past.

Student presentations are sponsored by the Boswell Initiative and will begin at 4:00 p.m. in Swem Library's Research Room, first floor. A reception to follow at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. {{https://forms.wm.edu/25572, Attendees are asked to RSVP online}} or by calling (757) 221-7872 by March 30.