Brier Named Co-Chair of 2013 Icons Series

Jennifer Brier, associate professor in the Program in Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of History, has been named a co-chair of The Equality Forum’s  2013 Icons Series.  The Equality Forum is a LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus, and has sponsored this series as part of LGBT History Month since 2006. Brier will join co-chairs George Chauncey of Yale University and Don Romesburg of Sonoma State University in selecting the 2013 Icons from a field of internationally-nominated leaders in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights.


“As a historian interested in documenting the lives, experiences and struggles of LGBT people in the United States, I am thrilled to accept this opportunity to work with an advocacy organization that takes my research so seriously and thinks about ways to make it meaningful to the general public,” said Brier. “I am excited to have been named a co-chair of the 2013 Icons Series and look forward to working with my colleagues in recommending honorees to The Equality Forum’s Board of Directors.”


Brier, who served as acting director of GWS during the 2011-12 academic year, co-chairs the Committee on LGBT History, an affiliate organization of the American Historical Association, and was co-curator of the award-winning 2011-12 exhibit Out in Chicago at the Chicago History Museum.