Davis & Petro Receive LGBT Religious History Award

Dr. Rebecca L. Davis, assistant professor in the History Department at the University of Delaware, and Dr. Anthony Michael Petro, assistant professor in the Religious Studies Program at New York University, are co-recipients of the 2011-12 LGBT Religious History Award. This is the first time in the seven years of the LGBT Religious History Award that the jury has chosen co-honorees.

Davis’ paper was entitled “‘My Homosexuality Is Getting Worse Every Day‘: Norman Vincent Peale, Psychiatry, and the Liberal Protestant Response to Same-Sex Desires in Mid-Twentieth-Century America.” Petro’s submission was “Protest Religion! ACT UP, Religious Freedom and the Ethics of Sex.”  Click this link to read more about these two scholars and their research.

Davis and Petro will be honored and talk about their research at LGBT-RAN’s annual dinner on Saturday, June 16th, 2012, at the  Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry in Berkeley, California. The dinner is open to all interested persons.

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