LGBTQIA+ History in Boise

June 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Idaho Humanities Council Eventbrite
Doug Exton
(208) 345-5346 Ext. 207

Cheryl Oestreicher, Library, studio portrait

LGBTQIA+ History in Boise
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (MDT)
Dr. Cheryl Oestreicher & Gabrielle Davis

Program Description:  From the 1955 incident of the Boys of Boise to the recent Supreme Court decision that protects LGBTQ rights in the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Idaho’s LGBTQIA+ community has had a long journey seeking equal rights.  Cheryl and Gabrielle will discuss historic and current activities that have affected the LGBTQIA+ the community.”

Bio:  Cheryl Oestreicher is the Head of Special Collections and Archives/Associate Professor at Boise State University. Cheryl curates, preserves, and promotes access to archival collections that document the history of Boise State University, Boise, and Southwest Idaho, including topics such as politics, environment, Basque culture, religion, filmmaking, literature, performing arts, ethnicity, gender, and many others. She has a PhD in Modern History and Literature from Drew University and an MLIS from Dominican University.

Bio:  Gabrielle Davis is a respiratory therapist and her current role is COPD Educator and Nicotine Cessation Coordinator for St. Luke’s in Boise Idaho. Gabrielle has earned a master’s degree in public health and a master of arts degree in counseling. Outside of the healthcare field, Gabrielle is an adjunct professor at Boise State University and is the facilitator for a local LGBTQIA+ youth group where she gets to be constantly reminded why kids are better than adults. In her free time (what’s that) Gabrielle enjoys reminding people that Black Queer and Trans Lives are included when saying ‘Black Lives Matter’, dispelling myths about the definition of allyship, encouraging people to say I don’t know instead of pretending to know and bringing awareness to the fact that nicotine is one of the most addictive substances. Gabrielle lives in Boise with her wife and dog and they enjoy traveling whenever the opportunity presents itself.  To sign up for this event, please click HERE.  After you sign up via Eventbrite you will receive the link to the Zoom conversation via email.

The views expressed by our speakers do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) or the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC).