Gender on the Frontier

July 30, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Golden History Museum
923 10th St
Golden, CO 80401
$5 for museum members, $12 non-members

Program Overview

This talk will overview the scope of gender in the American West with a focus on gender nonconformity, laws governing gender representation, public efforts to clean up spaces of gender illusion, and finally the real-life consequences for violating anti-crossdressing laws.

About Presenter David Duffield

David Duffield is the creator of the Colorado LGBTQ History Project, a board member of the Committee on LGBTQ History, presented at the Western History Association, the American Historical Association, winner of the 2023 Eleanor Gehres Award from Denver Public Library’s Western History Department and the 2019 Denver LGBTQ Commission Community Service Award, and works as a teacher in Denver Public Schools.  In his work as a historian with the Center on Colfax for the Colorado LGBTQ History Project, the accomplishments include 100 oral histories, the first tours, lesson plans, 6 exhibits on LGBTQ history, as well as contributions and talks with multiple organizations.


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