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History After Dark
Gay & Lesbian Review Book Launch: "In Search of Stonewall"
Karla Jay, Richard Schneider Jr., Amy Hoffman, Timothy Stewart Winter, Michael Denneny
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7-8:30 pm | Free Event, Please RSVP

RSVP to Stephen Hemrick 


Celebrate a quarter century of the pioneering journal of LGBTQ life with this event to honor the release of the commemorative book, In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50 and The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25. Founded in 1994—25 years after the Stonewall Riots—the Review is a groundbreaking bimonthly magazine that features reviews, history, politics, and culture through the lens of the LGBTQ experience. Panelists Karla Jay, Richard Schneider Jr., Amy Hoffman and Timothy Stewart Winter will discuss the G&LR’s early days, the significance of Stonewall, and the future of LGBTQ rights.


New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


Tickets are free on our pay-as-you-wish Friday nights. 
RSVP to Stephen Hemrick 


Karla Jay is distinguished professor emerita of English, women’s and gender studies, and queer studies at Pace University in New York City. Her first anthology, Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation is still in print and was listed by Publishers Triangle as one of the 100 most important gay and lesbian books ever published. Jay has written for many publications, including the New York Times, Ms magazine, Village Voice, and the Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide

Richard Schneider Jr., editor, is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide. Taking his doctorate in sociology at Harvard in the early 1980s, he was a university lecturer 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.

Amy Hoffman has published three memoirs: Lies About My Family, An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News, and Hospital Time. She was editor in chief of Women’s Review of Books for fourteen years, and she currently teaches creative writing at Emerson College and the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College.

Timothy Stewart-Winter is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Newark, where he is co-director of the Queer Newark Oral History Project. His first book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics, received the 2017 John Boswell Prize in LGBTQ history. He is now working on a book on the 1964 scandal that followed the arrest of longtime LBJ aide Walter Jenkins on disorderly conduct charges in a YMCA men’s room. 

Michael Denneny, a co-founder of Christopher Street magazine in 1976, worked as a senior editor and published numerous gay books at St. Martin’s Press starting in the 1980s. He currently works as an independent editor in New York City.

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