WSU June Panel on LGBTQ History Available On YouTube

BTL Staff
By | 2018-12-05T15:31:49-04:00 December 5th, 2018|Michigan, News|

Last June, in honor of Wayne State University’s 150 years in existence, the Wayne State University Library System’s Reuther Library invited its student body and the local community to take part in exploring the school’s history and “evolving relationship with LGBTQ students, staff and faculty.” Though the actual event happened during a pride month panel already, the event is now up for viewing on YouTube.
“(It features) a panel discussion featuring former Wayne State students and staff who will share six decades of experiences at Wayne State as LGBTQ individuals,” said the event description from last summer. “Wayne State’s Marquita Chamblee, associate provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, will provide the welcome and introduction of the panelists.”
Included on the panel is Rev. Dr. Renee McCoy, a former LGBTQ student and anthropologist; Lynne Rose, the university’s first paid LGBTQ staff member devoted to programming and counseling for other LGBTQ students; Charles Alexander, BTL contributor and former graduate of the school’s bachelor’s and master’s programs; and Ashton Niedzwiecki, a pansexual transgender man who came out while at school at Wayne State and was active in LGBTQ programming at school. The panel is moderated by LGBTQ historian and BTL contributor Tim Retzloff.
To watch the panel find it on the Wayne State University Libraries YouTube channel or use this link: youtube.com/watch?v=3u8JDj_VblQ.

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