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OUT at CHM: Out of This World

Wednesday, April 24

Journey with us beyond the binary and heteronormative! Join us as Kim Hunt, executive director of Pride Action Tank, moderates a discussion about the vibrant history of LGBTQIA themes in speculative fiction (science fiction, comics, and fantasy). Take a closer look at how the genre gives authors and readers the freedom to imagine societies, releasing them from reality and forcing the reader to reconsider his or her heteronormative cultural assumptions. Panelists include:

  • Coya Paz, associate professor at DePaul University and artistic director of Free Street Theater
  • Derek Lee McPhatter, writer and producer
  • Ricardo Gamboa, artist, activist, and academic
  • Cesar Torres, journalist, author, and filmmaker

6:30 P.M. program, reception to follow. $20, $15 members and students

Major support for Out at CHM comes from the Exelon Corporation with additional support from Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett, Kenneth O’Keefe and Jason Stephens, and the Richard L. Ohlhausen Education Fund.


The Details



24 th

6:30 p.m.



$ 20

$15 Members

Event Location

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