Professor Aptheker keynote speaker at "Radically Gay" Conference

September 17, 2012

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Harry Hay's birth, CLAGS and the Harry Hay Centennial Committee sponsored a weekend conference exploring Hay's life and ideas and the multiple facets of LGBT life that Harry Hay himself pioneered. These conference was organized around four major themes: the arts, political activism, spirituality and sexual identities. The conference featured 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.

Bettina Aptheker (Feminist Studies) delivered the Keynote Lecture at the "Radically Gay: The Life and Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay" Conference hosted by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY Graduate Center in New York City September 27-30.

Prof. Aptheker's Keynote was titled "Queer Dialectics/Feminist Interventions: Harry Hay and the Quest for a Revolutionary Politics." She also delivered a paper at the same conference: "Queering the History of the Communist Party, U.S.A."

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