Proposal Title

Gay Semiotics and the Struggle for Representation

Presenter Information

Kolin Perry, Lesley University

Author Type

Graduate Student

Location

U-Hall 3-103

Start Date

24-3-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

24-3-2017 9:50 AM

Presentation Type

Paper

Abstract

This presentation is an examination of the gay male community of the Castro District in San Francisco during the late 1970s through the work of photographer Hal Fisher. By examining how Fisher’s representation of the Castro manipulated the way viewers understood male homosexuality (as being Caucasian and youthful), insight will be gained on Fisher’s place within a “Gay Mainstream,” the diversity of the Castro District, and its reflection of the gay community.

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Mar 24th, 9:00 AM Mar 24th, 9:50 AM

Gay Semiotics and the Struggle for Representation

U-Hall 3-103

This presentation is an examination of the gay male community of the Castro District in San Francisco during the late 1970s through the work of photographer Hal Fisher. By examining how Fisher’s representation of the Castro manipulated the way viewers understood male homosexuality (as being Caucasian and youthful), insight will be gained on Fisher’s place within a “Gay Mainstream,” the diversity of the Castro District, and its reflection of the gay community.