Lavender languages and linguistics the focus of 12th annual conference

By |2018-01-15T21:59:22-05:00May 2nd, 2003|Uncategorized|

WASHINGTON – Scholars, students and community activists from across the U.S. and the world will return to American University in Washington, D.C. for the twelfth annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference from Friday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 13.
The Lavender Languages conference is the longest running lesbian/gay studies conference in North America, and is the only conference in the world dedicated to exploring the importance of language, broadly defined, in LGBT and queer people’s lives.
Highlights of the three-day conference include a performance piece exploring the language of the ex-gay movement, and sessions exploring language and homophobia; the linguistics of “passing;” lavender languages in public space and in the public sphere; and queer themes in visual media.
The registration fee is $10 or $5 for students; advance registration is not required. For a full schedule of sessions, or for more information, visit the conference Web site at

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