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Autry launches new “Out West” series Dec. 13

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On Sunday, December 13, 2009, at 3PM the Autry National Center will launch its new “Out West” series exploring the  Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT)  community’s contributions to the American West.

The initial program will be a panel discussion, “What Ever Happened to Ennis del Mar?” that features Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times film critic), William Handley (Professor of English at USC), Peter Nardi (Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College) and will be moderated by Virginia Scharff (Women of the West Chair at the Autry and Professor of History at the University of New Mexico).

The program is free, but as seating is limited and demand is very high, reservations are strongly encouraged (and, if one makes a reservation, one must be sure to attend!).  To make a reservation, email Belinda Nakasato-Suarez (<>

The Out West series is made possible by the generous support of HBO, Tom Gregory, the Gill Foundation, the Small Change Foundation, in association with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Human Rights Campaign, and the Courage Campaign.


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