Introduction to LGBTQ+ History
The LGBTQ+ community has a rich lineage that goes back as far as recorded history, but most modern historians fail to include this vital piece of the global historical puzzle in their narratives. This course will be an introduction to this often forgotten and banned history from the founder of the Friendly City Safe Space, the first public LGBTQ+ Safe Space in Harrisonburg. The course will provide an overview of LGBTQ+ identity from the ancient world, including indigenous expressions of gender nonconforming
identity, and ancient forms of same-sex marriage. Moving through the centuries, the course will end with an introductory overview of the LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the 1900's and today, centering the stories and experience of Black and brown LGBTQ+ community builders, and the international movement for LGBTQ+ liberation in the narrative. If you want to expand your understanding of history to include a more comprehensive picture of ancient and modern identity, this is the course for you!
HYACINTH BELLEROSE (they/them) is the founder and director of the Friendly City Safe Space, the first public LGBTQ+ safe space in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They are passionate about community building, liberation from binaries and systems of oppression, and social healing, and have devoted their life to learning more about how to positively impact their community through liberation and movement work.
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