A Queer History of New England *NEW* *Online*

People we would today describe as queer have always existed, even though they described themselves and their experiences in different ways. Whether they lived quiet, little-documented lives or became the celebrated luminaries of their time, queer New Englanders found ways to survive and, even through the simplest of acts, make history. This course will tell a mainly chronological story and will occasionally peek outside of New England to establish the broader cultural context of the given time. Handouts—including primary sources—and a bibliography provided. Instructor: Megan Linger



Start Date

October 7, 2021









6 Thursdays, 6-8pm. Begins October 7. No class Nov. 11

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

Instructors: Megan Linger


Megan Linger

Megan Linger has loved history since they were a small child. Pursuing this lifelong passion, they have worked as a public historian at a variety of museums and historical sites. They recently obtained their master's degree in history from Simmons University, with a concentration in American history. Their thesis project, "Someone Will Remember Us: Telling LGBTQ+ Stories at the National Parks of Boston," aims to expand the interpretive scope of historic sites in Boston.