In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History Month, Lafayette College is sponsoring numerous programs during the month of October with gay-rights advocate and professor John Corvino presenting “’Haters,’ ‘Sinners,’ and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Colton Chapel.
Chairman of the philosophy department at Wayne State University in Detriot, Corvino draws on decades of speaking experience as “The Gay Moralist” to promote a better understanding of LGBT issues. Using his trademark combination of logical rigor, sensitivity and humor, he challenges people from all sides to rethink easy assumptions in the increasingly divisive culture wars.
First celebrated in 1994, LGBT History Month encourages individuals to stop and reflect upon how individuals from these identity groups as well as their allies have contributed to the nation’s collective history.
Other highlights of the month include:
All programs are free and open to the public.
LGBT History Month at Lafayette College is co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development; the departments of Africana studies, women’s and gender studies, religious and spiritual life, religious studies, philosophy, film and media studies; the offices of career services, dean of the college, student leadership and involvement, and ALF, COEXIST, QuEST, interfaith living-learning community, the Ethics Project, Hillel.