Archive for September 2009

Joint Meeting with the Indigenous Studies Working Group

September 21, 2009

Dear all:

Angela Pulley-Hudson, co-director of the Indigenous Studies Working Group, would like to invite members of the Queer Studies Working Group to discuss Brian Joseph Gilley’s Becoming Two-Spirit: Gay Identity and Social Acceptance in Indian Country (9780803271265) on Thursday, October 22 from 12:00PM-1:30PM in the Glasscock Center Library. The Indigenous Studies Working Group will be reading and discussing the book at this time and thought QSWG members might be interested in joining the lunch meeting (they plan to order from Blue Baker). This sounds like an exciting opportunity and I hope a number of you can make it. If you do plan to attend, please contact Angela Pulley Hudson (

Evans has a copy of the book but it is also available via ILL and, of course, on-line booksellers.

Best, Rebecca

Meeting with Africana Studies Working Group: October 8

September 16, 2009

The Queer Studies Working Group will be meeting with the Africana Studies Working Group on Thursday, October 8, 3:00 pm, in Glasscock rm. 311, to discuss E. Patrick Johnson’s Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South.  E. Patrick Johnson will be visiting Texas A&M on October 12, 7 pm, in the Fallout Theatre in Blocker.

In “Going Home Ain’t Always Easy: Ethnography and the Politics of Black Respectability” (Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World, edited by Ellen Lewin and William L. Leap, Wiley-Blackwell 2009, pp. 54-70), Johnson discusses his experiences working on Sweet Tea.

Duane Boutte: October 5 and 6

September 15, 2009

To download a poster (PDF) for this event, click here.

Actor Duane Boutte will be visiting TAMU on Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6. Here is the schedule:

Monday, October 5, 2009 (All events on Monday are in Evans Library 410, and are free and open to the general public.)

  • 2:00 p.m.: Screening of “Stonewall” (99 min.), introduced by Duane Boutte.
  • 7:00 p.m.: Lecture by Duane Boutte– “Performing Contested Lives: Duane Boutte on Black and Gay Historical Representations”
  • 8:00 p.m.: Screening of “Brother to Brother (94 min.), introduced by Duane Boutte and followed by a Q&A.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009: Glasscock 311 (Please RSVP for the lunch, see below.)

  • 12:00 p.m.–Queer Studies Working Group lunch with Duane Boutte. Please RSVP to Krista to make sure we order enough food.

Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Film Studies Program, the Office of the Dean of Faculties, the Department of English, the Africana Studies Program, the GLBT Resource Center, the Department of Multicultural Services, and the Queer Studies Working Group.

Fall 2009 Events

September 7, 2009

The Queer Studies Working Group is co-sponsoring several events this semester.

  • Monday, September 14, 7:30 pm: Out All Night and Lost My Shoes–Performance artist Terry Galloway will be in the Rudder Forum Theatre. The QSWG is co-sponsoring this performance. This is free and open to the public.
  • Tuesday, October 6, 12:00 pm, Glasscock rm. 311: QSWG lunch with Duane Boutte, actor who has appeared in Brother to Brother and Stonewall. The QSWG is co-sponsoring Boutte’s visit.
  • Thursday, October 8, 3:00 pm, Glasscock rm. 311: Joint meeting with the Africana Studies Working Group to discuss Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South by E. Patrick Johnson. This meeting coincides with E. Patrick Johnson’s visit to Texas A&M: October 12, 7p m, Blocker, Fallout Theatre.
  • Friday, October 15: Mangos with Chili performance at TAMU in the Blocker 102. Start time is 7 pm with doors opening at 6:30. Free and open to the public. Mangos with Chili is North America’s only Queer and Trans people of color touring cabaret. The QSWG is co-sponsoring this performance.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 7-8:30 pm, at Friends Congregational Church, and Wednesday, October 21, 7-8:30 pm, Rudder Theatre Complex: Screening and discussion of Switch. Filmmaker Brooks Nelson will be at both screenings for a discussion. Switch is a documentary about a progressive, multicultural community and the response of the community to a member’s changing gender expression. The basic premise of this film is that it is not the individual that transitions, but the community. The QSWG is co-sponsoring this event.