CWUNewsNews John Corvino - Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 7:00 PM, SURC Theatre, 30 May 2014 12:50:36<p>On Tuesday June 3 at 7PM in the SURC Theatre Dr. John Corvino will give a presentation titled, “Haters, Sinners, and the Rest of Us; The Gay Debate Today.”</p><p>Dr. Corvino, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at Wayne State University, has written, taught, and lectured extensively on gay rights for over two decades. In this time he became a nationally recognized intellectual by debating prominent opponents of same-sex marriage and gay rights, including Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage and Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family. In this talk, Corvino draws on his experience speaking about gay rights to argue that dialogue and debate concerning gay rights is hindered by stereotyping and name calling. In order to make any headway in this debate, proponents and opponents must work to understand each other’s views rather than relying on standard talking points.</p><p>Dr. Corvino combines logical rigor with wit and humor and has been repeatedly nominated as one of America’s Best Campus Speakers by Campus Activities Magazine. He is the author of What’s Wrong with Homosexuality and co-author with Maggie Gallaghar of Debating Same-Sex Marriage. He is also a contributor to The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Advocate, the Huffington Post, and the Independent Gay Forum.</p><p>This event is free and open to the public.</p>"God Loves Uganda" film showing and discussion, 22 May 2014 09:53:39<p>"God Loves Uganda" is a documentary about anti-LGBT legislation in Uganda, and the role the American evangelical churches have played in that legislation, and in cultivating homophobia in Uganda more generally.</p><p>May 22, 6:30 p.m., Hertz Auditorium</p>Denim Day, April 30, 2014 - Wear denim in support of sexual assault victims!, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:58<p>In 1998 the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans at the time of the assault. The justices stated that the victim must have helped her attacker remove the jeans, from which they inferred consent. People all around the world were outraged. Wearing jeans on this anniversary became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual violence. For more information go to: <a href=""></a>.</p>Radical Beauty Exhibit and Student Art Show - April 21-24, SURC 137A-B, 17 Mar 2014 14:53:10<p>WGS minors Cay Collins, Zach Dozier, and Kevan Gardner have created this exhibit, with&nbsp; help from other students interested in gender and beauty. In Kevan Gardner’s words, the&nbsp; exhibit “will deconstruct present US beauty standards, broadly defined as all cultural&nbsp; expectations of physical presentation. We will critique beauty standards, examining how&nbsp; they are influenced by sexism, racism, and ageism, and propelled by a consumerist society.&nbsp; In doing so, we will uncover the negative impacts that these stands have individually and&nbsp; collectively, and leave the viewer with tools to rework and resist these standards.” The&nbsp; exhibit will include a juried student art show. The exhibit has been made possible by&nbsp; generous support from the Pride Foundation.</p>Beautiful and Bound: Practicies and Histories of Footbinding - April 10, 3:00 PM, Dean 202, 17 Mar 2014 14:50:38<p>Lauren Hautamak, Crystal MacDonald, and Elizabeth Glasman, students from Dr. Chong Eun Ahn's East Asian Civilizations course in Winter 2014, will be presenting their research on Chinese footbinding.</p>"Tales of the Waria" Film - April 8, 5:00 PM, SURC pit, 17 Mar 2014 14:48:25<p>This is a film about a transgender community in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, and their struggles to find love and acceptance in a culture that emphasizes gender dualities. The director, Kathy Huang, describes it as a film about “contradictions, tragedy, and heroism.” A panel discussion will follow the film – Mark Auslander (Anthropology), Robyn Brammer (Psychology), Lene Pedersen (Anthropology), and Pam McMullin-Messier (Sociology).</p>Safe Sexhibition, 28 Jan 2014 09:02:32<p>A juried condom art show, Feb. 18th, SURC 137A-B, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.</p>Sexual Responsibility Week (Feb. 10 -14), 28 Jan 2014 09:01:35<p>The Wellness Center will be tabling in the SURC, with sexual health information, free condoms, and valentines for your partner.&nbsp; 11 a.m.&nbsp; - 2 p.m.</p>"Power and Passion: The Technology of Orgasm", 09 Jan 2014 14:17:01<p>On February 5th, Kim McBride will show the documentary "Power and Passon: The Technology of Orgasm," on the history of the vibrator and its significance for women's sexuality, and lead a discussion about the film. &nbsp;SURC Theatre (time TBA).</p>Queer Film Series: "Brother Outsider", 09 Jan 2014 14:09:31<p>The Queer Film Series will be showing the film "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" on Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 5:00 p.m. in the SURC Pit. &nbsp;Bayard Rustin was an active participant in the civil rights movement, but was discriminated against, as a gay man, by fellow activists.</p>