New ACT UP history “Let the Record Show”

Author and activist Sarah Schulman’s new book Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 is published this month. The book is based on over 200 interviews with ACT UP members and was 20 years in the making. https://www.thebody.com/article/sarah-schulman-let-record-show-political-history-act-up-ny

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William & Mary names building after gay historian

The College of William & Mary renamed an academic building after a gay alumnus, John E. Boswell, author of the 1980 book Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the 14th Century. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/04/26/william-mary-names-academic-building-after-gay-historian/

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Book and interactive project explore history of queer social spaces in New York

Geography professor Jen Jack Gieseking’s book A Queer New York and its accompanying digital project of interactive maps, An Everyday Queer New York, explore the history of queer social spaces in New York City over the past 25 years. Gieseking asks :”Who gets to tell or record their queer history, and who gets to access […]

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“It’s Not Over” exhibit from ONE Archives documents early AIDS activism

The ONE Archives Foundation is launching a new exhibit, It’s Not Over: Posters and Graphics from Early AIDS Activism, to mark World AIDS Day. The exhibit features posters, flyers and other ephemera from the 1980’s and 1990’s curated from the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. According to Umi Hsu, a co-curator of the exhibit, […]

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AIDS Memorial Quilt presents virtual exhibition marking World AIDS Day

This year the AIDS Memorial Quilt is presenting a virtual exhibition to mark World AIDS Day, featuring thousands of panels from all fifty states. The exhibition is available to see now and will run through March 31. This year marks forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States. The Memorial […]

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LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: New HBO series “Equal” examines LGBTQ rights movement

The new HBO Max docuseries Equal (premiering October 22) combines documentary footage with live action narrative to bring the story of the early LGBTQ rights movement to life. You can read about the series and see a trailer here and also read about who plays who here.

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LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: Celebrate with a reading list from JSTOR

JSTOR has compiled a reading list of articles from their collection to celebrate LGBTQ History Month noting that “the scholarship in the stories below show that silences in archives and in the present can be overcome.” The list of articles is available here.

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New documentary “Cured” explores the battle to have homosexuality removed from APA list of mental illnesses

The film which documents the battle of LGBTQ activists that led to the APA removing homosexuality as a mental illness from the DSM in 1973 will be screening at festivals this fall, have screening opportunities through educational and other organizations, and will eventually air on PBS. https://www.queerty.com/doctors-considered-homosexuality-illness-cured-celebrates-heroes-proved-otherwise-20200823 https://thequeerreview.com/2020/09/02/outfest-2020-film-review-cured/ https://deadline.com/video/cured-trailer-outfest-documentary-lgbtq-patrick-sammon-bennett-singer/ The website for the film has […]

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New Warhol exhibit explores gender and sexuality in his work

A new Andy Warhol retrospective at the Tate Modern in London explores themes of gender, sexuality and race in his work and his life. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/warhol-exhibit-explores-roles-gender-sexuality-his-life-art-n1236516 The exhibit can be explored virtually through this tour: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/andy-warhol/exhibition-guide Image from Tate Modern

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