In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50, The G&L Review at 25
Published by The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwideto Commemorate 25 Years of Publication
Featuring Richard Schneider Jr., David Leddick and Karla Jay, in person
Stonewall National Museum – Wilton Manors
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5.
Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.
We expect this event to be popular, RSVP your attendance so we can keep track of our capacity. Seats are available, upon arrival, on a first come first served basis, the rest will be standing room for the discussion.
The Gay & Lesbian Review reached a milestone with the publication of its first issue of 2019: the completion of its 25th year. To commemorate this milestone, the editor has published a collection of articles from the magazine’s past 136 issues.
The G&LR was founded in 1994, which was the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. So now that the latter event is turning 50, we decided to celebrate both anniversaries with a collection of our best articles on the early struggle for equality in a book titled In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50, The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25, Best Essays, 1994-2018.” [link title of book to book page?]
This is a rare and important collection of essays about the Stonewall Riots, including the historical roots of the event and the aftermath of the riots in New York City and across the US. The book brings together many of the major LGBT writers and activists of our time in an authoritative collection on the signal event of the modern LGBT movement, including:
Dennis Altman, David B. Boyce, Michael Bronski, Frank Browning, David Carter, John D’Emilio, Steven F. Dansky, Michael Denneny, Martin Duberman, Lillian Faderman, D. Gilson, Eve Goldberg, Jewelle Gomez, Harry Hay, Amy Hoffman, Andrew Holleran, Karla Jay, Jill Johnston, Arnie Kantrowitz, Dolores Klaich, Larry Kramer, Toby Marotta, Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon, Felice Picano, John Rechy, Will Roscoe, Ellen Shumsky, Bob Smith, Martha Stone, and Edmund White, whose relevant Stonewall articles culled from 136 issues of the G&LR are included in this historic collection.
Richard Schneider Jr., editor, is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, having launched the magazine in 1994 as The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review (the name changed in 2000). Taking his doctorate in sociology at Harvard in the early 1980s, he taught at the university level for the next decade before founding The G&LR as a sideline while working for a Boston consulting firm in the ’90s. The magazine has been his full-time job since 1999.
The G&LR’s mission is to promote equal rights and equality for all sexual and gender minorities, advance the intellectual life of LGBT people, and educate a broader public on LGBT topics. Learn more at https://glreview.org.
Karla Jay is Distinguished Professor Emerita of English, Women’s & Gender Studies, and Queer Studies at Pace University in New York City. She has written, edited, and translated ten books, the most recent of which is Tales of the Lavender Menace: a Memoir of Liberation. Dyke Life won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in the category of Lesbian Studies. Her first anthology, Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation (co-edited by Allen Young in 1972) is still in print and was listed by Publishers Triangle as one of the one hundred most important gay and lesbian books ever published. She edited “The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature,” a series of twenty-four books published by New York University Press. Jay has written for many publications, including The New York Times, Ms Magazine, the Village Voice, and the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide. Among many awards, she received the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing and she was made Grand Marshal of New York’s Heritage of Pride Parade in 2002. She was the first woman chair of the Gay Liberation Front (NY, 1970) and. She was also a member of Redstockings and the Lavender Menace/Radicalesbians.
David Leddick is an author and actor who has published 33 books, including many photography books as well as eight novels. He has also written a biography on art figures of the 1930s. His latest book is his autobiography “Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me?’. David has written and starred in five musicals internationally. His most recent show “Rent Boy” has recently concluded a run in London.