Queer Studies Lecture Series: Meliza Bañales, Adventure Awaits You in Hell: Coming Out in the 90s & the New Queer Radical
What some deem "the end times" have been the "all-the-time" times for LGBTQ people in the U.S. While many white Gays and Lesbians are enjoying more rights than ever, the BTQ and people-of-color are still fighting to simply be seen. Meliza Bañales aka Missy Fuego will serve as your tour guide through 90s San Francisco, sharing insights into what some have called an "extinct" identity: that of the Queer radical in the United States. Bañales, a literature professor at UC San Diego, is an author, curator, performer, advocate, & critic originally from Los Angeles. She is the author of three books and was a fixture in the Spoken-Word, Slam, and Queer artist communities of the San Francisco Bay Area from 1996-2012. She is currently writing a manifesto of survivorship. The Queer Studies Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Queer Studies Minor, SSU Instructionally Related Activities Program, Campus Life, and the HUB.