Monday, September 9, 2013

Martin Duberman "History Lessons" Interview At Lambda Literary - A GSA Mondays Post

I was really impressed by Frank Pizzoli's interview of the LGBTQ historian Martin Duberman.

They talk about the history of the LGBTQ movement in this country (the organizations that formed after Stonewall and the lessons learned from the Women's movement and the Black Movement), radicalism versus liberalism, assimilation, the "specialness" of being queer and lots more.

Even small parts of the interview are great conversation starters for GSAs (and elsewhere!) Like this exchange:

Is the idea that queers should resemble the dominant, heterosexual culture—get married, raise kids, join the Armed forces—a lingering remnant of internalized homophobia?

Yes, I believe so. We’re accepted to the extent we manifest mainstream values. And express our gratitude for being allowed in.
Check it out. 


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