Activist to offer ‘critical look at the LGBT movement’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Attorney, author and social justice activist Urvashi Vaid will analyze the gay rights movement during a March 4 talk at the University of Louisville.

Vaid’s free, public talk is “Winning the Future: A Critical Look at the LGBT Movement.” Vaid is director of the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. She has been a leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocacy and other social justice efforts for nearly three decades.

Her lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in Comstock Hall, School of Music. Vaid’s talk is the annual Minx Auerbach lecture in women’s and gender studies, which UofL’s women’s and gender studies department sponsors during Women’s History Month.

Vaid is author of the essay collection “Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics” and the political analysis “Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay & Lesbian Liberation.” She also co-edited the anthology “Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights.” Vaid has been a columnist for The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian news magazine.

For more information, contact Nancy Theriot in women's and gender studies at 502-852-8160 or nancyt@louisville.edu