Closets are for Clothes: Being LGBT in Black America

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Date/Time:Monday, 29 Sep 2014 at 7:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures Student activities
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Juan Battle heads the Social Justice Sexuality Initiative, a project exploring the lived experiences of Black, Latina/o, and Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Juan Battle is a professor of Sociology, Public Health, & Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

The Social Justice Sexuality Project is one of the largest ever national surveys of Black, Latina/o, and Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, the final sample includes respondents from all 50 states; Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; in rural and suburban areas, in addition to large urban areas; and from a variety of ages, racial/ethnic identities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. This talk will focus on findings from Black respondents.