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TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
7 p.m.LGBT Rights in Cuba, the United States and Beyond: Mariela Castro and Rea Carey in Conversation
In 2010 the Cuban government began providing sex reassignment surgery free of charge as part of their universal healthcare. This was the result of several years of work by the Cuban National Center for Sex Education under the leadership of Mariela Castro Espín, niece of Fidel Castro and daughter of current Cuban president Raúl Castro. The current developments in LGBT rights in Cuba are remarkable given the discrimination suffered by gays, lesbians, and transgender people in Cuba in the 20th cent…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
7 p.m.Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution
When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted—most notably at a bar called Stonewall in Greenwich Village—in the summer of 1969, most religious traditions condemned homosexuality; psychiatric experts labeled people who were attracted to others of the same sex "crazy"; and forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in June 2011, New York legalized gay marriage—the most populous state in the country to do so thus far. The armed services stopped enforcin…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
6:30 p.m.The Greek House with Christian Brechneff
Please join us as Christian Brechneff reads from his recently released memoir, The Greek House: The Story of a Painter’s Love Affair with the Island of Sifnos, on Wednesday, June 26th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum. To attend, please RSVP to jasonbaumann@nypl.org. When Christian Brechneff first set foot on the Greek island of Sifnos, it was the spring of 1972 and he was a twenty-one-year-old painter searching for artistic inspiration and a quiet place to work. There, this S…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
7 p.m.David Plante - Becoming a Londoner: A Diary
Please join us on Tuesday, September 24th at 7pm in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as David Plante reads from his new memoir Becoming a Londoner: A Diary. In the 1960s, strangers to their new city and from the different worlds of New York and Athens, David and Nikos embarked on a life together, a partnership that would endure for forty years. At a moment of “absolute respect for differences,” London offered a freedom in love unattainable in their previous…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
7 p.m.Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism Panel
The national and international response to the HIV epidemic lagged behind the passionate work of dedicated individuals who tended the sick, challenged prejudices against people living with HIV, educated their communities, and fought for resources and research. Please join us on Tuesday, October 1st, at 6:30 p.m. as a panel of activists and writers reflect on the evolution of AIDS activism and contemporary challenges of the HIV epidemic.Panelists will include:Richard BerkowitzAvram FinkelsteinAn…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7 p.m.The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy
Christopher Isherwood was the celebrated middle-aged English author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met the Californian teenager Don Bachardy on a Santa Monica beach in 1952. Defying convention, the two created an enduring relationship out of that initial spark—living as an openly gay couple for more than three decades in the closeted world of Hollywood. The Animals is the testimony in letters to their extraordinary partnership, which lasted until Isherwood’s death in 1986—despite a thirty-year age…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
6 p.m.BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton
In honor of LGBT history month, please join us on June 18th at 7pm in South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building as we celebrate the DVD release of BIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton. James Broughton is the most famous, inspiring, and interesting poet you might never have heard of. Born in Modesto California in 1913, Broughton lived in San Francisco most of his life, made 23 wildly different experimental films and wrote 23 books, mostly poetry. He received a special awa…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults

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