Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM MST
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Arizona Humanities 
Arizona Humanities 

LGBTQ+ Representation in Pop Culture & Politics: Q&A with David Boyles (virtual)

From music artists like Lil Nas X to TV dramas like Euphoria, the LGBTQ+ community, and their stories and experiences, are more visible now in popular culture than ever before. In many ways the rise in LGBTQ+ representation parallels the movement for LGBTQ+ representation in the 1970’s. What was happening to culture and politics during the 1970’s? What is happening today? Has the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in pop culture influenced our current political landscape? Join us for a Q&A discussion with David Boyles, co-founder of Drag Story Hour Arizona, as we talk about the intersection of LGBTQ+ representation in pop culture and politics, from past to present. 

David Boyles (pronouns: he/they) teaches writing and rhetoric at Arizona State University, where they also developed the Discovery Seminar course, “Speaking OUT: LGBTQ+ Youth in Pop Culture and Politics.” They are co-founder and president of Drag Story Hour Arizona and were honored for their contributions to the Phoenix LGBTQ+ community with the 2022 Phoenix Pride John Bircumshaw Community Spirit Award. They are also the author of the recently published Young Adult novel Life is a Banquet.

This program series is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.