The Transformative 1980s and 1990s in LGBTQ Connecticut

Thursday, September 26 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm |

In the 1980s and 1990s, the LGBTQ community in Connecticut launched a sustained campaign against discrimination, using tactics ranging from political lobbying to public protest to civil disobedience. Their success was astonishing. Join us as Professor William Mann, Director of the LGBT Center at Central Connecticut State University, discusses the emergence of a powerful LGBTQ movement in Connecticut at the end of the 20th century.

To learn more about LGBTQ history in Connecticut, visit our Digital Timelime.

Museum galleries open from 5:00 pm; program begins at 5:45.  Light refreshments served.

$10 for CHS members, $12 for non-members. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing or calling (860) 236-5621 x238.

Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger with any questions at (860) 236-5621 x289, or email

About the Speaker
William J. Mann is the Director of the LGBT Center at Central Connecticut State University and a member of the history faculty. He is an LGBTQ activist and an award-winning author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood (2014) and Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn (2006).

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