When: Thu., May 27, 10 a.m. 2010
The Lesbian and Gay Studies Project of the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago and The Center on Halsted are hosting a one-day conference entitled, What’s Queer About Sex Offenders? Or, Are Sex Offenders the New Queers? In the past fifteen years, LGBT communities in the United States have been socially acknowledged and politically protected to an unprecedented degree. In those same years, laws have been enacted that regulate, punish and publicize persons deemed “sex offenders.” This shared timing raises the question: now that gays are no longer sex offenders, are sex offenders the new queers?