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Homo Economics

This poster advertises Homo Economics: Market and Community in Lesbian and Gay Life, a conference sponsored by CLAGS and held on May 7th, 1994. Like many other CLAGS events, Homo Economics was groundbreaking in that it was the first ever conference to address the unique economic circumstances faced by lesbian and gay individuals. Participants in the conference came from a number of different backgrounds, including professors, cooperate executives fundraising consultants, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Some of the topics discussed include explorations of the economic effects of HIV, various conversations concerning “the gay market,” and the lived experiences of gay and lesbian professionals.

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.
Source | CLAGS Archive
Creator | CLAGS
Date Created | 1994
Rights | Copyright CLAGS Archive
Item Type | Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet)
Cite This document | CLAGS, “Homo Economics,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed November 19, 2019, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/7722.

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