New York University, a private, non-denominational research institution, is hosting a lecture entitled “Casual Queering: Playing With Norms on Chinese Gay Dating Apps” Thursday evening, according to a tip received through Young America’s Foundation’s Campus Bias Tip Line.

The goal of the event, which will be moderated by a university faculty member and feature anthropologist Andrew T. Wortham, is to “present the idea of casual queering, or the moments when dating app users suspend the normative goals of ‘the apps’ and play around with other users to produce alternative kinds of relationships,” the event description states.

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Wortham, who received his doctorate degree from the Teachers College at Columbia University in 2021, spent the past seven months analyzing “playful conversations” on a Chinese gay dating app called “Blued.” The researcher worked in collaboration with a professor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo in China to “theorize the linkages between queer gaming and dating apps.”

It isn’t clear whether or not Wortham is being compensated by the university to deliver this seemingly bizarre lecture.

Although NYU hosts lecture events and seminars that advance the Left’s agenda on a routine basis, a review of the university’s event calendar throughout the past five years indicates that speakers who introduce conservative ideas to students are very rarely invited to speak.

During the fall semester, for instance, the New Guard exposed a university event that featured a professor who defended violence against pro-life pregnancy resource centers.

Neither Wortham nor the university responded to the New Guard’s request for comment. This article will be updated accordingly.