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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Saturday, September 29 • 10:45am - 12:30pm
Culture, Politics, and Lesbian Identity

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  • Bonnie Morris, The Rise, Fall, and Meaning of Lesbian Cultural Gatherings 
  • Kyle Bella, The Politics of Collective Feeling In Akilah Oliver's Poetry
  • Becky Smith, Death of the Southern Lady: Lesbian Feminist Activism in the Conservative South, 1972-1986
  • Moderator: Eduardo Contreras, Hunter College


Kyle Bella

Goddard College

Eduardo Contreras

Hunter College

Bonnie Morris

George Washington University

Becky Smith

University of Houston

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:45am - 12:30pm EDT
KC 904 NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY