Thursday, January 18, 2007

Historians have told us a lot about Winnipeg -- as a trading centre; a site for colonization; a commercial centre; a hotbed of labour and political unrest; a failed NHL franchise, and so forth -- but never has anyone claimed it as a gay and lesbian centre. And yet it was, as Valerie Korinek will explain in a lecture entitled "'Having a gay old time in Winnipeg? Gender and Sexual Histories of a Prairie City" on Monday, January 22, from 3:30-4:45pm, in room 238 Admin. Based on interviews and archival research, the paper challenges the presumptions of hetero-normality within the city, region, and in the telling of its history. Valerie's talk is part of the Sexualities and Gender Diversity Series, sponsored by the Provost's Office and organized by the LGBT Centre. Everyone welcome.