Lecture Addresses Bisexuality and Marriage Nov. 9

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. (October 27, 2009) — Until recently, research on bisexuality has focused largely on experiences in opposite-sex marriages. Now, with the advent of same-sex marriage legislation in the U.S. and Canada, researching the attitudes of bisexuals toward same-sex marriage promises to provide a more comprehensive understanding of bisexuality. M. Paz Galupo, professor of psychology and director of the Institute for Academic Diversity & Inclusion at Towson University, will discuss her research at 4:45 p.m. Monday, November 9, in Cole Cinema at the Campus Center. The talk is free and open to the public; a reception will follow. Contact: 240-895-4283.

Galupo’s talk, "Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage,” part of the Department of Psychology’s Diversity & Multicultural Series, will delve into the attitudes of bisexual men and women toward same sex marriage, and will compare her findings to research that examines these attitudes in heterosexuals, gay men, and lesbians.

Galupo also serves as director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program at Towson. Her research focuses on understanding identity and its influence on social and personal relationships. She is the author of two books, Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage (2008) and Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization (2006). Her talk is co-sponsored by the Lecture & Fine Arts Committee, Multicultural Programs, and the Department of Educational Studies.

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