The final deadline for submitting a presentation or session to the After Marriage conference arrives tomorrow. It is shaping up to be an exciting conference, and we hope you will join us!

So far we have received several dozen exciting submissions from both scholars and activists on topics including “religious freedom” and bathroom backlashes; HIV criminalization; queer poverty; immigration; policing, detention, and incarceration; queer family practices in the wake of marriage-law reform, and many more. Several submissions focus outside the U.S. on East Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and South Africa. CLAGS staff and board members are organizing several panels including one on queer youth homelessness featuring both scholars and leaders from the Ali Forney Center and the Hetrick-Martin Institute; on LGBTQ movement infrastructure with Ben Francisco Maulbeck of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and other activists; and on pathbreaking legal scholar Katherine Franke’s new book from NYU Press, Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality. And our confirmed plenary speakers so far include Lisa Duggan, Karma Chávez, Mignon Moore, Robyn Ochs, and Sean Strub, with others in the works.

Click here to see the full Call for Proposals, and here to submit your proposal using our online form. You can direct questions to And follow this blog or the event facebook page here for ongoing news on programming and logistics as it becomes available. We look forward to reading your proposals, and to seeing you in New York on October 1-2!

Image: Jonathan Bliss


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