The Boswell Initiative encompasses the annual Boswell lecture - and a whole lot more. Each year we seek opportunities to engage LGBTx issues. This engagement can take a number of forms:

  • 2019: W&M Professors Dickter and Ferrao draw on their research and lived experiences in this conversation titled Inside Out: Neural Pathways + Social Expressions of “Otherness"
  • 2018  A public collaboration with Drexel University to share research and find common ground.
  • 2017  A W&M workshop for students and faculty engaged in oral history
  • 2016  Support for the W&M LGBTIQ Project documenting Virginia's LGBTIQ history
  • 2015  A day-long symposium on Queer Youth
  • 2014  A day-long symposium on Virginia's opposition to same-sex marriages