Not that there is not enough already going on in your busy summer life...
But Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00p.m. in the Trustees Room of Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (476 Fifth Ave) you are joining Linda Hirshman and Eric Marcus as they discuss Linda's new book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution and the remarkable history of the LGBT civil rights movement.
Quite a bit has happened since Stonewall (one of the biggest symbols/starting points of the gay-rights movement): decriminalization of homosexuality, its removal from the list of psychiatric disorders, not to mention the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, some states officially recognizing same-sex marriages, President Obama "coming out" with his stance on same-sex marriage... It might have taken a few decades. It may not be where we would like things to be. But look how far we have come...
So, Linda (a lawyer and political pundit, as well as a writer/columnist) and Eric (a published author, who currently serves on the national board of the American Board for Suicide Prevention, and a former segment producer for CBS Morning News) will look at this struggle as the third great modern social-justice movement (along with the civil and woman's rights movements) based on the many published and archival materials and in-depth interviews. They will look at the current state of affairs, and how they have shaped the America of today for all its citizens.
June 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Trustees Room
476 Fifth Ave