Still Here

In honor of World AIDS Day, the will be a screening of the Cannes award-winning documentary film Still Here by Alex Camilleri '10. This 20-minute filim profiles New York City native Randy Baron, who has been living with HIV for 30 years, and through a rare genetic mutation, has had the gift of continued health, making him an inadvertent witness to the AIDS epidemic.

A discussion with Messrs. Camilleri and Baron will follow

5:30 p.m.
December 1, 2010
The Rosenwald Theater
Volgelstein Center for Drama and Film

This event is free and open to the public

Sponsored by:
the Office of Health Education, Counseling Service, Heath Services, Pro-Health, the Department of Film, Alumnae/i Affairs and Development, and the Campus Life Office

Gay is the new Black?

a lecture by Kenyon Farrow

Since the passage of Prop 8, the idea that Gay Is The New Black has become a new slogan used by same-sex marriage advocates. But has sexual orientation replaced race as the new barometer of social justice in America? Kenyon Farrow will trace the roots of this rhetoric and chart a new course for an LGBT agenda that includes racial and economic justice.

Kenyon is the Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice, an organization dedicated to organizing, research, and advocacy for and with low-income and working-class lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Kenyon previously served as the National Public Education Director. He is the co-editor of “Letters From Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out” (Nation Books 2005) and the upcoming “A New Queer Agenda” and Stand Up! The Politics of Racial Uplift (South End Press).

This lecture is free and open to the public

Intersex at Intersection of Queer and Disability Theory

a lecture by Emi Koyama

Emi Koyama is a multi-issue social justice activist and author synthesizing feminist, Asian, survivor, dyke, queer, sex worker, intersex, genderqueer, and crip politics, as these factors, while not a complete descriptor of who she is, all impacted her life. Emi is currently the director of Intersex Initiative based in Portland, Oregon.

Generational Sexualities

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Bringing Out Tropic Spells

The English Department Lecture Committee Presents
Bringing Out Tropic Spells:
Performing Queer Encounters in the Asias

A Colloquium with Eng-Beng Lim
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, Brown University
Friday, November 12 at Noon, Rockefeller Hall 200
Sponsored by Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and CampusLife LGBTQ Programs
Prof. Lim will circulate a paper beforehand.  If you are interested in receiving a copy, please contact Hiram Perez at  For more details, call X5658.

is Gay the new Black?

Queer Soup

ACT OUT!, in collaboration with Idlewild, FWA and Campus Life LGBTQ Programs, is bringing Queer Soup to Vassar! Queer Soup is a queer theater organization and will be doing their show called "We All Will Be Received" as well as facilitating a discussion after the show.

November 12th at 7:00pm
Students' Building, 2nd Floor

“In We All Will Be Received Queer Soup expertly weaves together three unique stories about coming to know and understand ones sex and gender as defiantly, differently, deliberately queer. The splendor of outrageously performed gender found at Graceland and Dollywood provides the perfect back drop for Malvis, Frankie Cocktail and Kathy to each explore, inhabit and perform gender. This important theater piece resonates with me and perhaps with so many of us because it tells the repeatedly omitted story of queerly gendered identities, and expressions there of, that are never easily come by. Bravo/a!!”
- Jessica Flaherty, Director of Programs, The Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth