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 • 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Bohemian Los Angeles: Art and Politics in Hay's LA

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  • David Parker, The Context for Mattachine and the Homophile Movement in Los Angeles
  • Alex Joseph, When Harry Met Rudi: How the Work of Fashion Designer Rudi Gernreich Relates to Social Reformer Harry Hay
  • Diana Dinerman, A Touch of Klee: Sex, Art, and Politics at the Lester Horton Dance Theater, 1948-52
  • Christiane Robbins and Katherine Lambert, The Bauhaus Ranch... NO place Like Utopia: Gregory Ain and Cold War L.A.
  • Moderator: Nick Salvato, Cornell University


Diana Dinerman

University of Minnesota

Alex Joseph

Fashion Institute of Technology

Katherine Lambert

California College of the Arts

David Parker

Pierce College, Los Angeles

Christiane Robbins

Jetzeit Studios

Nick Salvato

Cornell University

Friday September 28, 2012 1:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
GC C-197 CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, New York NY