The Ellen Stone Belic Institute for Women and Gender in the Arts co-presents with the Center on Halsted, Community Media Workshop, and Windy City Times newspaper, Urvashi Vaid, one of the most influential and insightful social justice leaders will discuss her new book, Irresistible Revolution Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics.
I support everyone’s right to love and to have love recognized, if they so choose. I support my friends who have waited for years and decades to do something that Britney Spears can do when she’s drunk.
This program focuses on important Chicago-based work directed toward ensuring the human rights of LGBTQ people internationally. It is moderated by Sid Mohn, president of Chicago’s Heartland Alliance, and includes presentations on asylum policies, LGBTQ rights abroad, and queer political identities by Keren Zwick and Stefano Fabeni of Heartland Alliance, and Lynette Jackson of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
We believe homophobia to be the exclusive territory of diehards, the people who wave signs that “God Hates Fags” or broadcast their revulsion through a microphone outside Old Navy on State Street. We label them as “crazy” and quickly look away.