Open Door Discussion: Were They...You Know?: A Thoughtful Analysis of Retrospective Identity Labeling

Friday, December 1, 2023
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Faculty, Staff, Students

This Open Door Discussion will aim to tackle the difficult questions around how we categorize historical figures who lived before contemporary Western identity labels and beliefs. We hope this dive into historical frameworks and the evolution of terminology can help us all properly celebrate queer history while respecting everyone's true selves, past and present. This INT 100/201 approved, student-led discussion will include a short presentation and then opportunities to talk and share.

Location Information

The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center (1161 Kirkhof Center). 

Zoom option available! Email Joey at [email protected] for the link.

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Contact Information

Email [email protected] or call 616-331-2530 with any questions or if you need accommodations! 

Zoom link available upon request! Email Joey at [email protected]


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This event was added to the calendar by Joey Grubbs-Hulst ( on Thursday, October 19, 2023 and was last updated on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 11:47 a.m.