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April 21: “I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

a panel discussion with Reina Gossett, CeCe McDonald, & Dean Spade

Monday, April 21 7:30 pm

Event is free, but registration is REQUIRED — click here to register!

For more information about this event, please contact the Barnard […]

The Multiple Futures of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: The Sequel

a panel discussion with Kandice Chuh, Lisa Duggan, Ann Pellegrini, Sarita Echavez See, & Alexandra Vazquez

March 7, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm

Kandice Chuh, English, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Lisa Duggan, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Religious Studies, New York University

Sarita Echavez See, […]

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

November 10, Thursday 6:30 pm Peter Brooks (Princeton University) discusses “Desire at the End.”

Friday, November 11 5 pm David Konstan (New York University) will examine “Beauty and Desire, or When did Aesthetics Go Astray?”

Keynotes: Peter Brooks and David Konstan

The concept of desire has been the subject of much examination throughout centuries of […]

Red Umbrella Diaries Examines the Demand Side of Sex Industry

As our city gears up to launch a major campaign against johns, sex worker storytellers at the Red Umbrella Diaries share their thoughts about the demand side of their business and dish about their clients. With Lambda Award winning author Amber Dawn, plus Nancy Ava Miller and Miss Shannon Lee. Hosted by Audacia Ray.

Thursday, […]

CFP: Drama and Domestic Violence

Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

Papers should be 15 minutes in length […]

LGBT health policy and HIV policy under Obama-Biden

The Obama-Biden Administration has launched an array of groundbreaking initiatives that will have a profound impact on LGBT health. These include the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Institute of Medicine report on LGBT health, the National Prevention Strategy (as part of ACA), and technical guidance from the Office of the […]

Institutionalized Homophobia and Heterosexism Teach-In at Columbia University

Please register at Please know that individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign, language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689,, […]

Coming Out in the Developing World: Overcoming Homophobia in Africa

Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:00 pm

Reception to follow The New School 66 5th Avenue, Ground Floor Kellen Auditorium

As the LGBT rights movement has grown in Africa, many governments have strengthened their laws condemning homosexuality. Certain African media, religious, and political figures have denounced homosexuality as a Western import.

How do Western organizations engaging […]

Gender and Sexuality Law Queer Theory Workshop w/Joseph Fischel on Transcendent Homosexuals and Dangerous Sex Offenders: Sexual Harm and Freedom in the Judicial Imaginary

The Columbia Law School Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and Columbia University Institute for Research on Women and Gender cordially invite you to:

Queer Theory Workshop: Queer Morphologies Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 4:20 p.m., Case Lounge (Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street, 7th floor)

Transcendent Homosexuals and Dangerous Sex Offenders: Sexual Harm and Freedom in […]

International Conference on Body Image & Identity at the Graduate Center

International Conference on Body Image and Identity: April 8-9

On April 8-9, 2011 CUNY will be hosting an International Conference on Body Image and Identity at The Graduate Center (34th St. and 5th Ave.) This two-day event will feature scholars from around the world, and one strand in French will be presented by colleagues from […]

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