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Faculty Book Forum Series: Professor Libby Adler

Join us for a lively discussion about Professor Libby Adler's new book.

Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform
(Duke University Press, 2018)

Many legal issues that greatly impact the lives of the LGBT community's most marginalized members ---  especially those who are transgender, homeless, underage or non-white ---  often go unnoticed, argues Professor Libby Adler in her new book, Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform. Adler calls for the LGBT community, which she says currently focuses on same-sex marriage, antidiscrimination protections and hate crimes statutes, to change directions to better meet the needs of all LGBT people.

"This current approach is too narrow," says Adler, who has written extensively on sexuality, gender, family and children. "The emphasis on equal rights flattens LGBT identities, perpetuates the uneven distribution of resources such as safety, housing, health and wealth, and limits the capacity for advocates to imagine change." 

Comments by
Kari Hong
Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Faculty Colloquium

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Northeastern University School of Law, 250 Dockser Hall

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Book Talk/Reading


School of Law, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE)



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