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A Shared Struggle: The Emergence of the LGBTQI+ Rights Movement in Europe and America
June 23, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, Casey J. Hayes, Professor at Franklin College in Indiana and 2021 Fulbright-Botstiber Scholar in Austrian American Studies, gave a virtual talk on the emergence of the LGBTQI+ rights movement in Europe and America. The program was moderated by Andreas Brunner, a historian, exhibition curator, Vienna city guide, and head of QWIEN – Center for Queer History. In his presentation Prof. Hayes dissected the paradigm that civil rights for the emerging communities was an American export. Rather, it was the result of socio-economic conditions which created a “tolerance of necessity” throughout Central Europe during the 1920s.

The audience used the opportunity to send in questions via Slido. For those who could not join in the live discussion, the event has been recorded.

Many thanks to Diplomats for Equality, Vienna PrideQWienFulbright AustriaStonewall – Community Pride Events Vienna, and the Botstiber Foundation for supporting the program.