Writer, professor, a mother of 8, a trans mentor and a queer activist, Golda Goldbloom will lecture on “Working For Queer Acceptance: Finding Love Amongst the Religious Right” at Lavender University in Chicago.
Goldbloom’s award winning fiction has been published internationally. Her novel, The Paperbark Shoe, won the AWP Novel Award and was the Independent Publishers Literary Novel of the Year. She is a professor of creative writing at Northwestern University, and the mother of eight children. Goldie was a contributor to the groundbreaking anthology Keep Your Wives Away From Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires, and continues to work as an activist in the Orthodox Jewish community for queer inclusion. She is a mentor for transgender youth.
The lecture will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2013 between 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lavender University is a 9-month lecture series featuring top academics and activists in the LGBTQ community, working on a wide range of research topics and interests. It is sponsored by Windy City Times and Center on Halsted.