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In honor of the 100th anniversary of Harry Hay's birth, CLAGS and the Harry Hay Centennial Committee will sponsor a weekend conference exploring Hay's life and ideas and the multiple facets of LGBT life that Harry Hay himself pioneered. These aspects will be organized around four major themes: the arts, political activism, spirituality and sexual identities. The conference will feature presentations from scholars, activists and artists all exploring the evolution of LGBT life in the 60+ years since Hay and a small cohort of Californians founded the Mattachine Society.



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Friday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Film: Harry Hay, James Broughton, and the Philosophy of Big Joy

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Screening of the film Harry Hay, James Broughton, and the Philosophy of Big Joy.

Harry Hay and future avant-garde poet and filmmaker James Broughton were lovers when students at Stanford University in 1931. They did not meet again until 1980 at a Radical Fairy Gathering.  This program presents two of Broughton's films that Harry appeared in: Shaman Psalm, made at the second Spiritual Gathering of Radical Faeries in Colorado in 1980 and Devotions, about the many ways men can express love to one another.

The showing will be followed by a discussion about two of the spiritual godfathers of the Radical Faeries lead by filmmakers Stephen Silha and Eric Slade, who have just completed a documentary film on Broughton.



Friday September 28, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
GC Proshansky Auditorium CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, New York NY