Rare Opportunity! Tour the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries followed by a discussion with pioneers of the early Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement
Cost: $5 (cash or check at the door, includes intercollegiate wine reception); Free Parking;
attendees are also encouraged to make a donation at the door to the ONE Archives Foundation
Please RSVP: Using the form to the right, indicate School(s) and Degree Year(s) under "Organization"
Historians often call Los Angeles the cradle of the American gay movement. In 1950, years before anywhere else in the country, Los Angeles gave birth to the first gay organization in the United States, the Mattachine Society, and continued to lead the charge towards national gay liberation with the publishing of ONE Magazine. On June 28, 1969, the “Big Bang” occurred in New York City with the Stonewall Rebellion – three days and nights of rioting, when gay people, for the first time, militantly fought back against their oppression. Stonewall’s ripples went out over the entire country, pressing forward the history-changing Gay Liberation Movement.
Honoring the need to preserve this history, please join us for a tour of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, the largest LGBTQ archive in the world. The tour will be followed by a discussion of pre-Stonewall Los Angeles activism with Jeanne Cordova and Troy Perry - two LGBT pioneers who were in the middle of it all. This can't miss event will be moderated by
USC Professor of Gender Studies Christopher Freeman. The University of Chicago LGBT Alumni Network will host a reception after this intercollegiate event.
Where: 909 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
When: Saturday, July 12th; 4pm – 6pm (Tour starts promptly at 4pm)
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Jeanne Córdova has devoted her life to LGBT activism. She began 43 years ago as the Los Angeles-chapter President of the Daughters of Bilitis – the first lesbian civil and political rights organization in the United States. She also served as editor of The Lesbian Tide – the first national lesbian newspaper. Today, she continues her tireless work as chair of the national lesbian conference, “Butch Voices L.A.”
Rev. Troy Perry has been an international leader in LGBT civil rights and the quest for marriage equality for the last 45 years. In 1968, he founded the Metropolitan Community Church and performed the first public same-sex wedding in the United States the following year. On June 28, 1970, Perry co-founded Christopher Street West in order to create the first-ever annual Pride Parade.
Saturday, Jul 12 2014 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm [ iCal ]
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States of America
Look Who's Coming:
OUT@SPE / Sony Pictures Ent.
guest of Stephen Tapert
University of California, Berkeley
The OUT Agenda (Radio prog at KPFK)
Guest of Rev. Troy Perry
UChicago AB 90
Kate Fultz Hollis
Guest of Danny Rosa
Stanford AB 74 Berkeley JD 81
University of Chicago
B.A. 72, M.B.A. 73
University of Chicago
Center Theatre Group
Mario J Novoa
Film Bliss Studios
McNally Smith College of Music
Washington Law Firm
Dr. William Weddington
guest of Mark Reinecke
... a total of 52 guests.