Making the Queer Scene
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Whether at pioneering lesbian bars like the Clit Club, East Village drag and performance spaces in the 1980s and '90s, or today's Brooklyn-based dance parties celebrating queer and trans people of color, bars and clubs have long been places where LGBTQ people have come together to socialize, celebrate community, and push back against social prejudice. Join a group of writers, performers, and activists to discuss the historical and ongoing importance of queer nightlife in New York. To view all of the programs in conjunction with Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture, click here.
Eric Marcus, author, Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian & Gay Equal Rights
Oscar Nñ, DJ and cofounder of Papi Juice
Linda Simpson, performer and photographer
Julie Tolentino, artist and activist
June Thomas (moderator), Slate editor
Reception and exhibition viewing to follow
This program is co-sponsored by The Pyramid Club NYC and Hello Mister.
The programs in our Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York series are co-presented by the Big Gay Mens' Organization NYC, the Bureau of General Services Queer Division, the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Irish Queers, the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Men of All Colors Together/NY, the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the New York City Gay Men's Chorus, Oscar Wilde Tours, the Queens Center for Gay Seniors, the Queens Pride Lions, and SAGE.