A Conversation with John D’Emilio

February 16, 2023 5:00 pm
UMKC Student Union Theater, Room 103
Author John D'Emilio posing in front of a bookcase

“Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties”: A Conversation with John D’Emilio

UMKC’s LGBTQIA Programs & Services, and the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America at UMKC Libraries are proud to invite you to a conversation with John D’Emilio about his most recent book, Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties. The program begins at 6:00 pm, preceded by a reception at 5:00 pm.

A pioneering figure in the field of LGBTQ history and studies, John D’Emilio is a retired Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and the author of many books, including Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America; and Queer Legacies: Stories from Chicago’s LGBTQ Archives. He was the founding director of the Policy Institute of the National LGBTQ Task Force and served as president of the board of the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago.

This program is open to the public with registration, and free for all to attend. Copies of the books will be available at the event. This program will include ASL interpretation. If you need any accommodations to fully enjoy the presentation, please reach out to LGBTQIA Programs & Services Assistant Director, Zach Parker at zparker@umkc.edu.

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