STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Public Programming

Join us for a Conversation with Sexuality Educator, Writer, and Researcher Dr. Jane Fleishman

Join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with sexuality educator, writer, and researcher Dr. Jane Fleishman.

Dr. Fleishman will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian about her recent book The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging.

Sexuality is often overlooked as a topic in the training of staff who work with older adults. Yet research has shown that older adults are being sexual, staying sexual, and considering themselves sexual beings up into their 70s and 80s as longevity increases.

This event is free, open to the public, and conducted via ZOOM.
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About Dr. Jane Fleishman:
Dr. Jane Fleishman is a certified sexuality educator, researcher, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In her book The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders Speak Out on Sex, Activism, and Aging, Dr. Fleishman shares the stories of fearless elders in the LGBTQ community who came of age around the time of the Stonewall Riots. Dr. Fleishman is a well-seasoned presenter and is available to speak to your organization virtually about such topics as creating a more welcoming community for LGBTQ elders, health disparities of LGBTQ elders, and social justice activism through LGBTQ elder populations. You can contact her directly at jane@janefleishman.com.

Check out Dr. Jane Fleishman’s TEDx Talk: Is it OK for Grandma to have sex? Lessons from an aging sexuality educator.

Join us for a Conversation with Activist, Writer and Documentarian Steven F. Dansky

Join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with activist, writer and documentarian Steven F. Dansky. 

Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Steven F. Dansky will screen clips of LGBT interviews from his documentary, Attend Me: A Pandemic Journal, followed by a Q&A.

The full-length documentary, Attend Me: A Pandemic Journal, explores the LGBTQ experience during the coronavirus global pandemic through dozens of interviews in locations throughout the U.S. Juxtaposed against the interviews are coronavirus-referenced street-art murals painted on shutdown, plywood boarded-up storefronts in the Arts District of Las Vegas.

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About Steven F. Dansky:
Steven F. Dansky has been an activist, writer, and documentarian for more than 50 years.

Pre-Stonewall Rebellion, he was in the civil rights and anti-war movements and was in Student for a Democratic Society (SDS). Post-Stonewall Rebellion, he was prominent in the beginning of the LGBT movement and was a member of Gay Liberation Front (GLF). He is referenced as an influential forerunner in numerous books, dating from 1969 to the present.

During the early HIV/AIDS pandemic, he wrote two books Now Dare Everything: Tales of HIV-Related Psychotherapy (1994) and Nobody’s Children: Orphans of the HIV Epidemic (1997). As a healthcare administrator he worked in HIV/AIDS programs in the unserved communities of New York—from Harlem to the South Bronx and Jamaica. He had a private psychotherapy practice for two decades, serving an LGBT population.

In 2014, he co-founded Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers with John Knoebel, interviewing more than one-hundred people each collected at ONE, National Gay and Lesbian, Archives, University of Southern California, Los Angeles with all interviews available at (www.outspoken-lgbtq.org). 

For Outspoken Films, he produced the documentaries, Bookish: Reading the Queer Subject (2019), From Trauma to Activism (2017) (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fromtraumatoactivism), and On Performing Identity: The Iconic Peter Hujar Photograph (2016). 

Dansky’s essays have been anthologized in several books, and he is a frequent contributor to the Gay and Lesbian Review. His photography has been in solo and group exhibitions and has been published in LensWork (2012); Art and Queer Culture (2013); and Protest!: Photographs of Social Justice in the 21st Century (2016).

Join us for a Conversation with Operatic Countertenor Jordan Rutter

Join us on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with operatic countertenor Jordan Rutter.  

Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Jordan Rutter will share about their career embracing opera, concert repertoire, and contemporary work and discuss how opera can bring change to society.

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About the artist:
Jordan Rutter is a vocalist based in New York City. They primarily work as an operatic countertenor and have served as a creative consultant and performer for performance art featuring the classical voice. They have performed with MET LiveArts, NYU Tisch, Origin Theater Company off-Broadway, and with opera companies around the country.

Stonewall Literary Book Club - Sex Toys of the Gods by Chris McLaughlin

Monday, October 12, 2020, from 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Sex Toys of the Gods by Chris McLaughlin
Stonewall Literary Book Club

The Stonewall Literary Book Club meets the second Monday of each month and the book to be discussed is Sex Toys of the Gods by Chris McLaughlin (1997).

In a satirical look at Hollywood, Jason Dallin, a gay housesitter in Beverly Hills, works days at a video store and encounters single-mindedly ambitious actresses, stage mothers, and agents.

The Stonewall Library focuses on LGBTQ themed fiction, memoir and biography, mostly from the 20th and 21st centuries.  Participants will be asked to read a new book each month and then collectively discuss it at their meetings.  Members of the group will be encouraged to help select titles of books.

The Club is led by Clayton Littlewood.  Born and raised in England, Clay now lives in Fort Lauderdale.  A musician, playwright and actor, he is the author of two books Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho (Cleis Press 2008) and Goodbye to Soho (DWB Press, 2012).

The Club is limited to 15 participants and is held on ZOOM. Participants may join by video or phone. Admission is free, but you must be a Stonewall Library member to participate. To sign up, please contact Executive Director  Hunter O’Hanian.

Join us for a Conversation with Bestselling Nonfiction Writer and Feminist Activist Dr. Naomi Wolf

Join us on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with bestselling nonfiction writer and feminist activist Dr. Naomi Wolf. 

Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, New York Times bestselling nonfiction writer and feminist activist Dr. Naomi Wolf will share her recent book, Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love. Outrages explores the history of state-sponsored censorship and violations of personal freedoms through the inspiring, forgotten history of one writer’s refusal to stay silenced. Click here to learn more about the book.

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About Nonfiction Writer and Feminist Activist Dr. Naomi Wolf
Dr. Naomi Wolf’s most recent books include the New York Times best sellers VaginaGive Me Liberty, and The End of America, as well as the landmark best seller The Beauty Myth. She completed a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford in 2015 and has taught at The George Washington University and Stony Brook University. Wolf lives in New York City.

Photo Credit: Brian O’Shea

Hours
Mon-Fri 11 am - 5 pm     Closed Sat & Sun
Stonewall will be closed on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 
due to service on the water system.

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