Finding Outselves in Early America – Notes on excavating our Queer Ancestors

James Monroe Museum Courtyard 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg, VA, United States

Our past can often seem pretty straight, but people have lived and loved across genders throughout time. This lecture explores the process of finding queer ancestors (including some acquainted with James Monroe); the ways they sought to understand their lives and loves; and how their experiences were both similar to and different from those of queer people today.