The Rise and Fall of Lesbian Nation

An Interview with Dr. Lillian Faderman  

Original Air Date: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities Second Annual LGBTQ2S+ Lecture presents Dr. Lillian Faderman.

This topical lecture, hosted during Calgary Pride, will examine why lesbian feminism was so important to women in the 1970s and ‘80s. In diving into this topic with Dr. Lillian Faderman, you’ll gain a deeper understanding into how the movement emerged; what the movement did for women and the controversy over TERF ("trans-exclusionary radical feminists" and the trans issue) and the complex reasons that account for its fall.

Brought to your by the Faculty of Arts and Calgary Institute for Humanities.

Calgary Institute for the Humanities

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Lillian Faderman is the award-winning author of 11 books on lesbian and LGBT history. As well, The New York Times named three of her books on its "Notable Books of the Year" list, and The Guardian 

Dr. Annette Timm, professor of history at the University of Calgary, is also the editor of the Journal of the History of Sexuality.

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