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“They Were Roommates”

LGBT+ Presence in Antiquity & the Premodern World

Penn Museum

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

$5 General | Free for Members and Penn Students

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LGBT+ visibility and mainstream acceptance of queer identity has come a long way in recent years, but diverse concepts of gender and sexual identity are not new. Archaeological and historical records from ancient and pre-modern civilizations show evidence that many cultures have embraced concepts of gender outside the binary.

Broaden your understanding of LGBT+ presence throughout history with scholars from across the Penn Museum and University, joined by our friends at the Penn LGBT Center. A panel of experts, including Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator of the Mediterranean Section, William Wierzbowski, Keeper of the American Section, and Dr. Jonathan Katz, Associate Professor of Practice in History of Art and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Penn, illuminate how diverse cultures have recognized and revered more than two genders.

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