Framing a Collective Gay Legal Identity: The Lasting Impact of Lawrence v. Texas

Date: April 29, 2013 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory

David Nord Award poster

Diana Boesch '13, a politics major from Tigard, Ore., delivers her presentation as a 2013 recipient of the David Nord Award, an annual prize given to Whitman students and faculty for projects designed to address critical issues facing queer communities through a variety of creative and scholarly mediums. 

About David Nord '83

David Nord graduated from Whitman College in 1983 with honors in political science. An active member of Phi Delta Theta, he was elected president of ASWC. A recipient of the Truman Scholarship and the U.S. Senate Leadership Award, he worked as an intern with U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson and served as a delegate to the 1996 Democratic Party Convention. David earned his master's degree in psychology from Antioch University and established a psychotherapy practice before becoming a full-time researcher and writer. He is the author of "Multiple Aids-Related Loss: A Handbook for Understanding and Surviving a Perpetual Fall." In November 1999, David died of AIDS. A generous and thoughtful alumnus, he established an endowment for this annual award prior to his death and attended the first presentation in 1996.

Sponsored by the David Nord Endowment and Whitman College GLBTQ.