Opting out of Hetero-Normative Pathways: Queer Choices vs. Marriage and Family

As the movement for marriage equality gains traction, and gay couples increasingly able and likely to adopt, it no longer makes sense to associate ‘traditional families’ and ‘alternative lifestyles’ with straight and gay people, respectively.

This does not necessarily mean that alternatives to hetero-normative coupling and reproduction have lost relevance or validity, but that they are better framed in terms of queer politics than LGTBQ rights. The queer perspective ranges from dense academic theory, to community discourse, to radical politics. In this Members’ Series talk, Jessica Saunders will introduce one queer perspective on relationships, courtship, marriage and community. Cristina Moya will follow with a discussion of the morality of reproduction and reproductive choices. The speakers hope to generate a lively debate about the choices we all face, within the context of the social and political forces that so often shape them, but often remain practically unexamined.

Opting out of Hetero-Normative Pathways: Queer Choices vs. Marriage and Family
Cristina Moya, Psychology; Jessica Saunders, Law
Coach House, Green College, UBC
May 04 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


May 4th, 2015 from  8:00 PM to  9:00 PM
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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