LGBTQ+ Politics Research Initiative

I am the Founding Director of the LGBTQ+ Politics Research Initiative at Loyola Marymount University. The Initiative fosters conversations with LGBTQ+ leaders, advances the study of the political behavior of LGBTQ+ elites and individuals, and offers research opportunities to students.

For spring 2022, we are organizing a series titled Conversations with LGBTQ+ leaders:

Peter Staley, AIDS and gay rights activist, Feb. 9, 2022, from 4:30-5:30 pm PST (info on the event) (watch the interview)

Asm. Evan Low, member of the California State Assembly and Chair of the LGBTQ Legislative Caucus, Feb. 16, 2022, from 4:30-5:30 pm PST

Tony Hoang, Executive Director of Equality California, March 9, 2022, from 5:30-6:30 pm PST

John Heilman, former Mayor of West Hollywood, March 16, 2022, from 4:30-5:30 pm PST

Gerald Garth, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Los Angeles LGBT Center, March 23, 2022, from 4:30-5:30 pm PST

Lisa Middleton, Mayor of Palm Springs, March 30, 2022, from 4:30-5:30 pm PST