Books That Spur: Vincent Doyle on Making Out in the Mainstream

  • April 9, 2016
  • 10:00 am
  • Hart House Debates Room, 2nd floor
Making Out in the Mainstream

Making Out in the Mainstream is the first full-length study of LGBT media activism, revealing the daily struggle to reconcile economic and professional pressures with conflicting personal, organizational, and political priorities. Documenting the rise and evolution of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Vincent Doyle presents a nuanced perspective on the complexity, contradictions, and ambivalences of advancing social causes through popular media.

This event will include a continental breakfast.

  • General admission: $20
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



This event is presented in partnership with

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