Art (and) History from a Queer Perspective: Transmasculine Icon Peter Pan

Free Event

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Doors Open at 5:30, Class begins at 6:00 p.m.

Sit back, prepare to laugh, view slides, listen, learn about and discuss the lives and work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer artists, and other key figures in history. Consider the LGBTQ imagery of mainstream artists in various eras. And after the class there is also a social opportunity with themed snacks, to discuss interesting things with old friends, or meet new ones - in these exciting free classes at the LGBT Community Center.

This is a very popular class attended by a diverse and intergenerational group of about 40+ LGBTQA folks per class. It’s fun and funny - a good place to bring old friends, or meet new friends, or bring someone on a really nice (and FREE) first date!

Transmasculine Icon Peter Pan & His LGBTQ+ Creators - with guest speaker Robin Gow.

From his namesake the androgynous god Pan, to nearly always being played by tomboy women actors including Maude Adams (Lesbian), Eva Le Gallienne (Lesbian), and Mary Martin (Bisexual), to being created (in 1902) by J.M. Barrie - whom some scholars say was Asexual, to being an otherworldly genderqueer or boi sprite, to Robin Gow’s description of Pan’s impact today  — Peter Pan’s Queer identity, particularly his Transmasculine identity, can’t be denied!  Don’t miss learning about the 120 year history and impact of this magical Queer character!

This series of events will be hybrid. For the Zoom link or any questions related to this event, please contact [email protected]

January 09, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
Google map and directions
Gabby Hochfeld · · (610) 347-9988 x 106

Will you come?