Colloquium Report

A Hong-Kong based
activist discussed the
emergence of the LGBT
community in China
and the effects of more
openness on the
looming AIDS epidemic,
a visiting scholar from
Poland troubled the
construction of
American gay memoirs
as simple linear
conversion narratives,
and an independent
scholar and biographer
showed how a British
modernist lesbian
fashion icon redefined
the relationship
between discretion and
camp. While certainly
very diverse, the talks in
the CLAGS’s Colloqium
in LGBT Studies last fall
shared one theme—
complicating the
relationship between
the closet and coming
out.