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Queer History in Latin America

by Gettysburg College

*Remote Engagement -Virtual Calendar

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

12 PM – 1:30 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Event Title: Queer History in Latin America: Navigating through Machismo culture, Dictatorships and Catholicism
Organization: Break Term

In this session, after briefly exploring Latin American Queer History, including the development of queer social movements, Antonio Ortega will spend the majority of the time telling stories of his work as a Gay activist in Mexico, helping to create contemporary queer history through media, politics, and political activism.


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Antonio Ortega

Global Instructor

Center for Global Education and Experience in Mexico

Antonio Ortega is a doctoral student in History at the Colegio de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Morelos, where he also completed his Masters in History. For his doctoral dissertation, he is researching the history of the Sexual Diversity Movement in Cuernavaca. Prior to joining Augsburg’s CGEE in 2003,  he worked for several years at CETLALIC Alternative Spanish School, where he promoted the school and coordinated the Gay & Lesbian Studies Program. He is also a founder and active member of Grupo CD4, a non-profit organization devoted to fighting AIDS through sexual education. 

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