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.

To register, click here.

To read more about the conference, click here.

To see the schedule in it's entirety, click here (or on the printer icon below).

The conference also has a Facebook page.

Back To Schedule
Saturday, September 29 • 10:45am - 12:30pm
Queer Encounters with the Christian Sacred

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

  • Michael Kelly, LIVING SPRING, LIVING FIRE: reflections on the creative and transformative interweaving of the Christian mystical tradition with the spiritual and sexual journeys of contemporary gay men
  • India Pierce, Fashion Me Fancy: Carving Out A Black Christian Lesbian Identity in the Black Church 
  • Kelby Harrison, Sexual Souls: Religious Concepts as Sexual Identities 
  • David Givens, The Sanctioned and Subversive Nature of Saints in Roman Catholics' Discourse and Experience of Homosexuality
  • Moderator: Melissa Wilcox


David Givens

University of Pittsburgh

Kelby Harrison

Independent Scholar

Michael Kelly

Monash University

India Pierce

Ohio State University

Melissa Wilcox

Whitman College

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
KC 906 NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Attendees (0)