Prof. Jeffrey Redding from St. Louis University will give a talk, co-sponsored by Lambda and the ILJ.
Redding's topic comes from a paper he published entitled
"Queer/Religious Friendship in the Obama Era." From the abstract: "I
argue that queers have been hurt by mainstream gay and lesbian
political advocacy - the kind of advocacy, for example, that both led up
to and followed Proposition 8 - and that, as a consequence, queers
should actively contest and act to counter this gay and lesbian advocacy
in political and legal arenas." Furthermore, Prof. Redding argues that
queers and radically religious opponents of same-sex marriage should be
allies in confronting mainstream LGBT political advocacy.