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Boston’s own Lavender Scare: the Harvard Purge of 1920

Nov 12, 2019 5:15:17 PM
By Russell Lopez posted in Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers, Harvard

In 1920, dozens of Harvard students were called in one by one to answer questions before a Secret Court seeking our homosexual students and staff.
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Executive Order 10450: Six Decades of Government-Sanctioned Oppression

Nov 7, 2019 7:45:00 AM
By Russell Lopez posted in Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers

Executive Order 10450 prohibited the federal government from hiring gay and lesbian people changing the lives of thousands government employees.
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Powerful and Personal: Rothstein on the People in Fellow Travelers

Oct 24, 2019 5:40:20 PM
By Jody Feinberg posted in Stage Directors, Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers

Learn about one of the most powerful stories in opera. Fellow Travelers comes to life under the direction of Peter Rothstein at Boston Lyric Opera.
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Director's Notes on The Handmaid's Tale

May 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM
By Anne Bogart posted in Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, Politics and Opera, Stage Directors, Sexual violence in Opera, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Religion, Feminism

Imagine living in a world that tells you what to wear, where to live, what your position and value to society is and how to procreate. What would happen if choice was taken away from you?
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THEN AND NOW: How the Landscape has Changed since 1985’s The Handmaid’s Tale

May 7, 2019 11:29:30 AM
By Sarah Zimmer posted in Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, Politics and Opera, Sexual violence in Opera, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Religion

What does it mean to be presenting an operatic version of The Handmaid’s Tale in 2019? How will it resonate differently with audiences than the book did in 1985?
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Connections: Harvard, Puritanism, and The Handmaid's Tale

Apr 18, 2019 5:05:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in 2018/19 Season, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Religion

BLO's new production of The Handmaid's Tale is a rare opportunity to see an opera in the physical location in which it is set.
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