Guest Lecture by Dr. Marie Cartier: “BABY YOU ARE MY RELIGION: Butch Femme/Gay Women's Bar Culture 1940’s to 1980's”

Guest Lecture by Dr. Marie Cartier: “BABY YOU ARE MY RELIGION: Butch Femme/Gay Women’s Bar Culture 1940’s to 1980’s”

Before Stonewall, gay women and men, mostly working class and of color, created communities in bars that functioned as an alternate church space for most of gay culture at the time. (The term “lesbian” was avoided by “gay women” in this era). What did these pre-Stonewall gay women create? The presentation includes tales, testimonies, and photos of pre-Stonewall gay women and men. Dr. Cartier’s talk touches on Women’s Religion, Queer Religion, Secular Religion, Women’s History, and the History of Los Angeles. Dr. Cartier teaches at UC Irvine in the Department of Film and Media Studies and at California State University, Northridge in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

All are welcome.

Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Peace and Social Justice Program.