Closeted/Out into the Quadrangles: a brief history of LGBTQ lifestyle in the University of Chicago

Closeted/Out into the Quadrangles: a brief history of LGBTQ lifestyle in the University of Chicago

In 2011, the guts for the analysis of Gender and Sexuality launched Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles, a task documenting lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) life during the University of Chicago through the very early 20th century through the current day. In Spring 2015, the task culminated in a event within the Special Collections Research Center at Regenstein Library and a permanent dental history archive that may be accessed by generations to come of researchers and community people.

As well as creating new scholarship, the task has added to building community and expertise round the reputation for sex across procedures by giving undergraduate and graduate students in the University room for research and intergenerational mentorship. Continue reading “Closeted/Out into the Quadrangles: a brief history of LGBTQ lifestyle in the University of Chicago”