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LGBT+ History of New Orleans

LGBT+ History of New Orleans

LGBT + History of New Orleans

Next Course: September 11, 2024 - November 6, 2024

This course explores New Orleans' rich LGBT+ history. Topics include: pre-colonial and colonial references, French Quarter Preservation efforts, Arts and Letters, Gay Carnival, Southern Decadence, the UpStairs Lounge fire, bar history, activists and activism, HIV / AIDS, organizational history, queer publications and journalism, trans activism, drag culture, notable characters, and more. The course will contextualize local queer history within a national context and highlights New Orleans' contributions to national LGBT+ historical narratives. The last class period is the instructor's signature Rainbow Fleur de Lis Walking tour, which is a leisurely sashay through the French Quarter.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Loyola University New Orleans Certificate of Completion and 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Instructor: Frank Perez, B.S., M.A.

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Program Details

Tuition: $275

Course Dates: Fall 2024, 9/11/24 - 11/06/24

Day(s): Wednesday

Time: 6PM - 8PM

Location: Loyola Uptown Campus, Monroe Hall, Room TBD

Contact Hours/CEUs: 16 contact hours/1.6 CEUs

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Discounts & Additional Information

Discounts available for Loyola alumni, current Loyola students, Loyola faculty and staff, and active duty or retired military.

Must email qualifying ID to PACS@loyno.edu upon registration.

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