On November 18th, the Library's LGBT Committee was honored to host a conversation between LGBT Committee Ambassador the Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, the first openly-gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, and Urvashi Vaid, Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation and a longstanding leader in the LGBT movement. The conversation was attended by LGBT Committee members; and staff from American Express Pride Network; Liz Claiborne; The New York Times GLBT & Allies; Out@Time Warner; and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LGBTA Affinity Network. The event was a tremendous success and marked the growing reach of the Committee. Robinson and Vaid eloquently engaged with some of the most pressing issues in contemporary LGBT politics: our places in communities of faith, changing conceptions of relationships and marriage, and the linkages between LGBT rights and other movements for social justice. To hear the whole conversation listen here:
or on the Library's LGBT page on iTunes. Click below for more pictures of the event.
Paul LeClerc, Carey Maloney, Hermes Mallea, Urvashi Vaid, Gene Robinson, and Catherine C. Marron meeting before the event.
Viewing historic LGBT materials before the conversation.
Sarah Chinn, Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, during the Q&A.
Historian and LGBT Committee Ambassador Jonathan Ned Katz and Hal Moscowitz.
Kate Clinton and Gene Robinson
All photos credited to Don Pollard.