Feminist Perspectives on the Psychology of Same Sex Marriages
Thursday, April 19, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room 3-100 Mayo Memorial Building
Free and open to the public
Gender neutral restrooms will be available.
Lisa Diamond, Beverly Green, and Glenda Russell will discuss their research and clinical perspectives on marriage equality and the marriage amendment. All three speakers are nationally renowned researchers, authors, psychologists, and teachers. Their specialties are in GLBT concerns and they will speak about women's issues, sexual orientation, ethnic and cultural diversity, and feminism and marriage. Greene will focus on marriage equality as a wedge issue used to divide African Americans and LGBT people. Diamond will discuss areas of caution in the fight for marriage equality, specifically regarding the movement to position same sex couples as indistinguishable from heterosexual couples. Russell will discuss feminist views of marriage from the second wave in the 1970s to the present time. This event is being organized by the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minnesota Women in Psychology, GLBTA Programs Office, Program in Human Sexuality, and the Women's Center.
Beverly Greene, Ph.D., ABPP, St. John's University is Editor of "Education, Research, and Practice in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Psychology" and "Ethnic and Cultural Diversity among Lesbian and Gay Men." Lisa Diamond, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies, University of Utah and author of "Sexual Fluidity." Glenda Russell, Ph.D. is a psychologist practicing at the University of Colorado at Boulder.