In honor of HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will present a conversation with Dr. Fred Fejes, professor emeritus at FAU, author and LBGT historian, on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at FAU’s Downtown Campus (Metro Lab, First Floor, 111 E Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale). Fejes’ appearance is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a free meet the author monthly series that offers literary and history enthusiasts a chance to speak with local authors, purchase their latest releases and have them signed.
Fred Fejes is a professor emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in the School of Communication and Media Studies. He received his PhD from the Institute of Communication Research, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and was a 2018-2019 Fulbright-Palacky University Distinguished Chair at Palacky University, Czech Republic. His research interests include Queer history, sexuality and the media and Queer space. He authored “Gay Rights and Moral Panic: The Origins of America’s Debate On Homosexuality” (Palgrave-MacMillan), an account of the 1977 campaign for LGBT rights in Dade County, Florida and its national impact. He is also author of numerous articles about the LGBT community and the media. He is currently working on a book about the history the LGBT community to be published by University Press of Florida.
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