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Lecture: Queer History's Relevance Today

Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center @ Student Union SU 403

The Rainbow Center's Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by Sarah Prager, entitled, "Queer History's Relevance Today."

LGBTQ history has the power to inspire us to keep fighting for equality today, when we see how far we’ve come instead of focusing on how far we have to go. It gives us a sense of community not quite possible from anything else. It lets us remember the big picture. It shows LGBTQ youth role models they might not have otherwise known were part of their community. This presentation will discuss inspirational stories from LGBTQ history and ways to use them in our activism today. It will also touch upon Sarah Prager’s work in the LGBTQ history mobile app, Quist.

Sarah Prager, 27, is the creator of the Quist mobile app. Quist ( presents LGBTQ history in a free, user-friendly format for iOS and Android. A Connecticut native and Boston University graduate, Prager is a social media consultant based in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on HuffPost Live, the Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius XM Progress Radio, and The List on ABC2. GO Magazine named her one of the 13 Red Hot Entrepreneurs of 2013.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.

Admission Fee: Free and open to all


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