Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) to read, sign latest book, ‘The End of Straight Supremacy’ on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in ZSR Library

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) will read from his most recent book, “The End of Straight Supremacy: Realizing Gay Liberation” (Cambridge Press, November 2011), at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

The release of The End of Straight Supremacy coincides with New York State’s legalization of gay marriage and the federal government’s repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”  Today, as never before, gay identity seems well on its way to becoming mainstream.  But in this controversial book, Gilreath questions whether gay assimilation is really a good thing, challenging both conservative and liberal politics in the process. One reviewer touts The End of Straight Supremacy as “one of the most important texts in gay and lesbian studies in recent memory.” A question and answer session will follow the reading.

Copies of Professor Gilreath’s book will be available for purchasing and signing.

The event is co-sponsored by WFU School of Law, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.