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Dare Not Speak: Autocrats and the Campaign to Silence LGBTQI+ Communities

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May 3, 2023: 7:00 pm

Michael Bosia, a leading scholar on global trans- and homophobia, argues that manufactured “LGBTQI+ peril” helps obscure growing social inequality and the policy failures of politicians who have turned their backs on democratic accountability. In this talk, Bosia focuses on laws and rhetoric that target LGBTQI+ youth, teachers, and allies as part of a global anti-democratic effort.

About M.J. Bosia

M.J. Bosia (they/he) is a professor of political science and international relations at Saint Michael’s College. They have published with colleagues three collections focusing on global sexuality and gender identity politics, the most recent with Oxford University Press. Their own studies focus on sexuality and gender identify in France, Uganda, and Egypt. Before enrolling at Northwestern University to earn a doctorate, Bosia served on staff to a California state senator representing San Francisco throughout the first decade of the AIDS pandemic.

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May 3, 2023
7:00 pm
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Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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