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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The conference also has a Facebook page.


Will Roscoe

Will Roscoe was a friend and colleague of Harry Hay for over twenty years and edited Hay’s collected writings, Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of its Founder. His own work, including The Zuni Man-Woman, Queer Spirits: a Gay Men’s Myth Book, Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America, and Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love, reflects Hay’s lasting influence.

Roscoe has been active in the lgbt movement since 1975, and as a community-based scholar, he has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia. He holds a Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from the University of California at Santa Cruz and has taught at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University. In 2002 he was canonized by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for his work promoting harm reduction at lgbt clubs and circuit parties.


My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, September 27

7:00pm EDT

Friday, September 28

9:00am EDT