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
Film: De Profundis

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De Profundis by Lawrence Brose, uses vintage Gay erotica, found home movies, Oscar Wilde's prison letter and Frederick Rzewski's musical composition to create a meditation on Gay sexuality and an exploration of evolving concepts of masculinity. However, under the powers of the US Patriot Act, film maker Lawrence Brose has been accused by the Department of Homeland Security of downloading illicit images of children. Many of the still images from De Profundis are being used by the US Government to build a case against him. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion on Lawrence's case and the profound impact on queer artistic expression posed by the unchecked powers of the state in the age of the perpetual "war on terrorism".

Discussion afterward with Sarah Schulman, Jonathan D. Katz, Judith Levine, and Keith Gemerek

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

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