The End of Gay Culture?

Please join us for the next edition of City Conversations, presented by SFU Public Square:

The End of Gay Culture?

Increasingly accepted, increasingly assimilated. Will a consequence of this generational transformation mean that a distinctive culture will wither away? In a seminal essay, writer Andrew Sullivan argued that it is disappearing. “…not…that homosexual men and lesbians…won’t create a community of sorts and a culture that sets them in some ways apart…but that “gayness” alone will cease to tell you very much about any individual….For many in the gay world, this is both a triumph and a threat.”

And what does this loss of a culture that “helped define us not only to the world but also to ourselves” mean for Vancouver— the Davie Village, LGBT institutions like Qmunity, and to other neighbourhoods where those who were once pariahs now live?

Exploring this timely topic are Dara Parker, Executive Director of Qmunity, BC’s Queer Resource Centre; Joe Rachert, project manager at Men’s Health Initiative; and one other. Then it’s your turn to question, comment and expand your understanding— it’s a conversation! Feel free to bring your lunch.

When: Thursday September 19, 2013

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room 1600, SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre

Cost:  Free

*Note*:  Guests are welcome to bring their lunch to City Conversations events

 

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