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
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/
The new PBS documentary by Ric Burns, Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, explores the life and career of the renowned neurologist and author as well as his struggles with his own sexuality. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/neurologist-oliver-sacks-legacy-final-days-explored-his-own-life-n1263640 PHOTO CREDIT: BILL HAYES
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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