Professors Melissa Michelson and Brian Harrison join us to discuss the successes and shared history of LGBTQ people, and the current challenges they face in American society.
In their book, LGBTQ Life in America: Examining the Facts, Melissa R. Michelson and Brian F. Harrison puncture myths, misconceptions, and incorrect assumptions about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expectations and norms, while providing an illuminating record of the history of discrimination and mistreatment to which LGBTQ people have historically been subjected.
Drs. Michelson and Harrison will discuss their research, and talk about some current issues facing the community.
About Melissa R. Michelson
Melissa R. Michelson, PhD, is dean of arts and sciences and professor of political science at Menlo College and past president of the LGBT Caucus of the American Political Science Association. She is the award-winning author of six books, including Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights and Transforming Prejudice: Identity, Fear, and Transgender Rights.
About Brian F. Harrison
Brian F. Harrison, PhD, is visiting assistant professor at Carleton College. An award-winning teacher and author, he has published Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights; A Change Is Gonna Come: How to Have Effective Political Conversations in a Divided America; and Transforming Prejudice: Identity, Fear, and Transgender Rights. He is also founder and president of Voters for Equality, an organization encouraging political engagement among LGBTQ people in the United States.
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