LGBTQ Speaker Series

Start Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Resource Center and The Dallas Way: a GLBTQ History Project for the 2019 LGBTQ Speaker Series benefiting the University of North Texas' LGBTQ Archive. The speaker series will take place in Resource Center’s Louis L. Borick Foundation Auditorium located at 5750 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX.

5:30-6pm Complimentary wine and light bites reception
6-7pm Speaker Presentation

The October 30 event will feature speaker Dr. Chris Babits, Andrew W. Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

Topic: Conversion therapy, which aims to "cure" men and women of their homosexuality, was a common practice until the psychiatric establishment removed homosexuality form its list of mental disorders in 1973. As it grew more popular in the American South and Southwest, conversion therapy came under political fire for being religious moralizing in disguise. “To Cure a Sinful Nation” is a history of the conversion therapy movement that helps us understand how religion and scientific inquiry intersect as well as changing norms on gender and sexuality from the early Cold War into post 9/11 America.

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