This program was given to those in attendance of CLAGS’ After Marriage conference, held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on October 1 and 2, 2016. When the United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015, that same-sex marriage would become Federal law, it raised the question of what the future of queer studies would look like. In June of the following year, 49 people were killed in a mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. These and many other events were at the heart of CLAGS’ conference. The conference brought together many notable queer scholars, such as Lisa Duggan and Heather Love. Topics of discussion included: “Queer Politics of Life and Death,” “Forms of Exclusion in Marriage Law,” “Policing Sex,” and “Queer Youth and Homelessness.”
Although formally instituted at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1991, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies was first conceived 5 years earlier by Martin, Duberman, one of the first historians to embrace the, then infantile, field of Queer Studies. Duberman sensed the need for a formal center devoted to queer research. As the first university-based center for LGBTQ research, CLAGS continues to demonstrate its dedication to advancing Queer Studies, by hosting public events showcasing queer research and sponsoring fellowships to support queer scholars. Among its many notable contributions, CLAGS annually puts on at least one major conference and holds the Kessler Award Lecture every fall to celebrate a queer scholar who has made a notable contribution to the field of queer studies.
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Source | CLAGS Archive Creator | CLAGS Date Created | 2016 (Circa) Rights | Copyright CLAGS Archive Item Type | Text (Pamphlet / Petition) Cite This document | CLAGS, “After Marriage Conference Program,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 27, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/8332.