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 • 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Homophile Radicalism: A Contradiction in Terms?

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  • C. Todd White, From Homophile to Gay: Harry Hay as a Bridge Between Two Movements
  • Jason Shepard, The First Amendment and the Dissenter: Communism, Homosexuality and Expressive Freedom
  • Kent Peacock, Can the Homosexual Be A Negro?  (Not) making The Mattachine Society of Washington, DC Racially Diverse, 1962-1970 
  • Timothy Stewart-Winter, Allen Ginsberg Stole My Trick: Reflections on Homophile History and Chicago ‘68
  • Moderator: Marc Stein, York University


Kent Peacock

Florida State University

Jason Shepard

California State University, Fullerton

Marc Stein

York University

Timothy Stewart-Winter

Rutgers University

C. Todd White

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:15pm EDT
GC C-197 CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, New York NY

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