Read About Morris Kight: TCU Alum and Organizer of the World’s First Gay Pride Parade Listen to Dr. Nino Testa share the story of Dallas AIDS Activist Duane Puryear Watch April 2021’s Night of Drag Trace The Queer History of TCU (3 queer history timelines: Queer History at TCU, TCU Triangle, and TCU Drag… Read more »
By Tracy Bristol and Nino Testa The first official Gay Pride parade in the world happened in Los Angeles 51 years ago, and it happened because of a TCU graduate. Gay rights leader, labor organizer, and peace activist Morris Kight (’42), a government major and economics minor from Comanche County, is considered a… Read more »
The Department of Women & Gender Studies stands in solidarity with the People of Palestine. Read the Gender Studies Departments in Solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective and see the names of all departments who have signed it here. Palestine is a feminist issue.
Check out the annual WGST Magazine where were honor our graduates and award winners, and celebrate our accomplishments from 2020-2021!
Did you miss the 2021 Wise Woman Pedagogy Workshop: Intersectionality, Diversity Work, and Feminist Pedagogy with Wise Woman Award Winners Dr. Stacie McCormick (2020) and Dr. Rima Abunasser (2017)? You can now watch the Zoom recording of the full event! Just click here.
By Fred Trevino Throughout history, there has been a multitude of activism coming from the LGBTQIA+ community, and drag has always played an important part in that activism. When most people think of the activism that comes from the community the most notable event is Stonewall. Stonewall was a reaction to police raids in Greenwich… Read more »
Did you miss the Claudia V. Camp Faculty Research Award Lecture from the 2020-2021 winner, Dr. Lauren Mitchell? You can now watch Dr. Mitchell’s talk, “Alienating Aesthetics: Performance Art and the Medical Imagination,” by clicking here!
The Department of Women & Gender Studies at Texas Christian University invites applications for a Lecturer position (nine-month position, non-tenure-track) for the academic year 2021-2022. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester in the core WGST curriculum and must incorporate interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives. The ideal candidate will be able to teach threshold… Read more »
By Fred Trevino In this semester’s WGST class, the Queer Art of Drag, Dr. Nino Testa has assigned multiple readings that show students how drag critically engages with and resists restrictive societal norms. From readings such as Alana Kumbier’s “One Body, Some Genders: Drag Performances and Technologies” and Jack Halberstam’s “Mackdaddy, Superfly, Rapper: Gender, Race,… Read more »
WGST stands with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Island community to condemn white supremacy and patriarchal violence. This kind of violence is not new, but last week was a painful reminder of how the racial and gendered position of Asian women in the United States make them particularly vulnerable to these acts. In the… Read more »