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The Disappearing L: Preserving Lesbian Culture & Visibility Lecture & Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Morris

LGBTQ+ Lecture Series 

The San Diego History Center + Lambda Archives of San Diego present a series of lectures aimed at highlighting the great diversity of issues in the LGBTQ+ community.

While much has been done to advance the collective LGBTQ+ movement in the past few decades, there is still much work to be done at the local, regional, and national level to bring about true equality.


Bonnie J. Morris is a women’s history professor and the author of fifteen books. Born on Mother’s Day, 1961, she attended an international elementary school in West Los Angeles, participating in peace vigils with her parents from a very young age. After her family moved to North Carolina, she graduated from the Carolina Friends School, and then earned a B.A. in Jewish history from American University: the first student to complete a minor in Women’s Studies at AU. She earned her Ph.D. in women’s history at Binghamton University in upstate New York in 1989, soon thereafter joining the faculty of Harvard Divinity School and teaching for Semester at Sea. From 1994-2017 she enjoyed two half-time positions teaching for both George Washington University and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Courses included Approaches to Women’s History, Gender and Athletics, Women and War, Lesbian History and Culture, and Introduction to Women’s Studies.

This lecture series is produced by The San Diego History Center in conjunction with Lambda Archives‘ Out at the Archives series.

Save the date for upcoming programs in the LGBTQ+ Series:


September 20: Lecture on trans-related issues, with Connor Maddox

October (date forthcoming):
Hate crimes

November (date forthcoming):
 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” revisited

Dr. Bonnie Morris, Lecturer in History and Women’s Studies at University of California at Berkeley, will be the first speaker in a series devoted to the diversity, history, struggles, and triumphs of the LGBTQ community.

Dr. Morris is the author of numerous books, including THE FEMINIST REVOLUTION, published March 2018 by the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.


August 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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