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Lecture: Analysis of LGBTQ Voting Behavior/Electoral Outcome

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Professor Ginicola will not be able to present the planned lecture presentation on Native American Two-Spirit identity. We are hopeful to reschedule this specific presentation during the Spring 2018 semester. We have been able to devise another presentation for this date's lecture.

Today's lecture is entitled, "Lavender Politics: An Analysis of LGBTQ Voting Behavior and Electoral Outcomes" and will be presented by Timothy Bussey.

Synopsis: This lecture will provide attendees with knowledge about LGBTQ political behaviors, particularly in relation to party affiliation and voter turnout. Additionally, an analysis of LGBTQ vote choice in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential elections will also be incorporated into the presentation. In reference to the 2016 election, there will be an exploration of exit poll data pertaining to LGBTQ supporters of then-candidate Donald Trump. Finally, the lecture will conclude by contextualizing the importance of the November 2017 elections and the historic victories of transgender candidates, Andrea Jenkins and Danica Roem among others.

Biography: Timothy R. Bussey is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dept. of Political Science and a graduate teaching assistant in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UConn. He earned his M.A. in political science with a concentration in American studies at UConn in 2014, and he is currently completing his doctoral dissertation, ‘Lavender Security Threats: Understanding the Histories of Discrimination against LGBT Persons in the Military and Intelligence Communities.’ He has also served as the lecturer for the UConn Rainbow Center since November 2016 as well.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.


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