Thursday, September 17, 2009
In June 1979, a police raid at The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York, prompted riots across the country and ignited the so-called gay rights movement. Forty years later, the question of what exactly “gay rights” entail remains a divisive issue, generating fierce internal debate even within the Republican and Democratic parties. The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum is pleased to announce a series – Moving Towards Equality: Forty Years since Stonewall – looking at the accomplishments of the gay rights movement and the challenges ahead.
Guest speakers on this series include RuPaul Charles, an internationally renowned singer-songwriter; Cleve Jones, the designer of the AIDS/Names Quilt and the organizer of the upcoming National Equality March in Washington; and Dan Choi, an Iraq War veteran who is challenging the Don't Ask/Don't Tell policy.
The Next Fortnightly will appear in your email this weekend. We hope you will join us for these and other speakers throughout the semester.
See you at the Ath!
Paige Costello and David Nahmias