LGBTQ @ VCU: Trials and Triumphs, 1974-76: The Struggle for Recognition of VCU’s First Gay Student Group

Tuesday October 4 at noon
Cabell Library Lecture Hall, 901 Park Avenue


Current VCU faculty and students who have been exploring this dramatic episode will tell the story of what prompted the lawsuit against VCU’s Board of Visitors, and the twists and turns leading to eventual victory in 1976. A panel of alumni, including the first two spokespersons for GAS, will then share their memories of that struggle and of life for LGBTQ students in the 70s.

This event will be followed by a reception and then the 2016 Burnside / Watstein LGBTQ Awards Ceremony at 3pm.

This event is part of the Humanities Research Center’s Fall 2016 Speaker Series, Celebrating Forty Years of LGBTQ Activism at VCU.  The series is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Division for Inclusive Excellence, the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, the Division of Student Affairs, VCU Athletics, the VCU Libraries, VCU Alumni Rainbow Rams, the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Equity and Access Services, and Equality VCU. 

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