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Nancy Kelly Memorial Lecture: M.V. Lee Badgett presents The Economic Case for LGBTQ+ Equality

Fri Mar 26, 2021
M. V. Lee Badgett delivered Fitchburg State's Nancy Kelly Memorial Lecture on March 25, 2021. Her presentation was entitled “The Economic Case for LGBTQ+ Equality: Changing the World with a New Idea.”Badgett is an author and professor of economics at UMass Amherst and Williams Distinguished Scholar at UCLA’s Williams Institute. Her research focuses on economic inequality for LGBTQ+ people, including wage gaps, employment discrimination, poverty, and the global cost of homophobia and transphobia.Badgett’s talk was sponsored by the university’s Economics, History and Political Science Department; the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; and the Center for Faculty Scholarship. Presented as part of the university's celebration of Women's Herstory Month.