MillerComm Lecture Series

Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market

Thursday, October 16th, 1997
Alexandra Chasin
7:30 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center

919 West Illinois Street


Event Description

In the last six years, a new niche market has emerged in the United States: Gay and lesbian consumers have been targeted by mainstream corporate producers and by gay and lesbian producers.  During the same six years, the gay and lesbian political movement has achieved a level of social visibility that has brought questions of gay civil rights into public discourse, from gays in the military to gay marriages to struggles over anti-discrimination legislation on the ballot and in court. A crucial question arises: What is the relationship between gay and lesbian market activity and the gay and lesbian political movement?

Cosponsored by: Department of English, Department of Sociology, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Unit One/Allen Hall, Women's Studies Program, Counseling Center, Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns, Office of Women's Program, OUTpost

Alexandra Chasin

Department of English, Boston College; Cochair, Board of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission