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The Communication Studies Department Celebrates Pride Month

Cal Poly ComsThe Communication Studies Department celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month and the accomplishments of advocates such as Elizabeth M. Birch, Larry Kramer, Audre Lordeand Harvey Milk.  

Three recent books of interest are: Charles Morris's  Queering Public Address, Harvey Milk and Jason Black's An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk's Speeches and Writings, and Brenda Allen's Difference Matters, a book that Dr. Megan Lambertz-Berndt will use in Intergroup Communication this fall. Allen explores intersectionality through multiple identity markers including the unique challenges faced by the LBGTQ community. 

Chapters on Elizabeth M. Birch by Shawn Perry-Giles and Jason Black, Larry Kramer by Charles Morris, Audre Lorde by Lester Olson, and Harvey Milk by Karen Foss are in Duffy and Leeman's American Voices: An Encyclopedia of American Orators available as an ebook on the Kennedy Library site. 

Brittany Hidahl and senior project advisor, Dr. Richard Besel, published "The Rhetoric of Sexual Experimentation: A Critical Examination of Katy Perry's 'I Kissed a Girl'" in Queer Media Images: LGBT Perspectives. 

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