Monday, September 23, 2013

The Diversity of GLBT Experience in Latin America

Pam & James Hayes-Bohanan
Wednesday, September 25
12:20 to 1:00 pm -- Library Lecture Hall
1:00 to 2:00 pm -- Pride Center, RCC
This presentation brings many of these passions together in one brief event. The first 40 minutes of the event will be a special lecture as part of James' course, GEOG 381: Geography of Latin America. Because the region includes about two dozen countries, the legal status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) persons and relationships varies considerably, from outright bans to varying degrees of legal protection and recognition. The region is also home to many interesting social and political movements within GLBT communities, expressed in music, film, print, radio, and more. After a brief discussion of how the GLBT experience varies in Latin America, we will move with the entire audience to the Open House celebrating the new office space for BSU's Pride Center in the Rondileau Campus Center.

James and Pamela Hayes-Bohanan are long-time members of the BSU community. James is a professor of geography and Pamela a reference librarian and Spanish instructor. Both have been involved in the Latin American & Caribbean Studies program, serving as its coordinator at different times, and both have been involved in welcoming many campus visitors from around the world. Pam & James have also been active in helping to make BSU and the surrounding community a welcoming environment for all people, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.

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