QHC 2019 Schedule

Queer History Conference 2019 Program

NOTE: Registration will be available during the keynote event in Science 201 as well as all day Monday and Tuesday in Library 121. 



Opening Reception at Jolene’s

2700 16th Street, San Francisco


DJ'd by Marke B 

Hailing from Detroit, Marke B. witnessed the birth of techno, hopped aboard the acid house train to Chicago and London, did the downtown Manhattan club kid thing, threw some of the first raves in the Midwest, and carved out a barely respectable career as a gossipy, poetic nightlife writer in San Francisco. 

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Monday Session I


Science 201

9:00-10:30 am

"Stonewall in the Middle: Reperiodizing Queer History" 

Susan Stryker, University of Arizona

The 1969 riot at the Stonewall Inn is popularly regarded as beginning of a new phase of LGBTQ History. In this keynote address, Susan Stryker suggests how Stonewall might be better conceptualized as one of a series of events that, taken together, mark the uneven transition from mid-twentieth-century forms of classical liberalism toward later-twentieth-century forms of neo-liberalism.

Susan Stryker holds a Visiting Professor appointment in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University while on leave as Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, where she served for five years as director of the Institute for LGBT Studies and led an unprecedented faculty cluster hire in transgender studies. Susan is the author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution (2017), co-editor of the award-winning two-volume Transgender Studies Reader, co-editor of Transgender Studies Quarterly, and co-director of Screaming Queens: The Riot of Compton's Cafeteria. Former executive director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco, Susan earned her Ph.D. in US History at UC Berkeley in 1992. 


Break: 10:30-10:45am


Monday Session II



Trans as a (Historical) Category

Burk Hall 236

Chair: Jen Manion, Amherst College

Before Equal Protection: Articulating Trans Categories in Cross-Dressing Ordinance Challenges

Kate Redburn, Yale University

The Woman Question: The Emergence of the Cis/Trans Distinction

Emma Heaney, William Paterson University

From Proto-Gay to Gender Dysphoric: Categorizing Children’s Gender and Sexuality

Jessica Ann Vooris, Amherst College

De-Minoritizing Trans History: A Manifesto with Primary Sources

Beans Velocci, Yale University

Comment: Jen Manion


AIDS, Queer Family, and Neoliberalism

Burk Hall 226

Chair: Dan Royles, Florida International University

When AIDS Comes Home: Queer Community Building in the Heartland

Katie Batza, University of Kansas

“The Objectively Verifiable Family”: Intimacy and Inheritance in the Era of Austerity and AIDS

Salonee Bhaman, Yale University

Caregiving and the Politics of Homosexuality in Utah

Elizabeth Alice Clement, University of Utah

HIV-AIDS and the Making of the Queer Foster Family

Nora Kassner, University of California, Santa Barbara

Comment: Dan Royles


Queer Images and Performances in Twentieth-Century Britain

Burk Hall 224

Chair: Dominic Janes, University of Keele

Skirting the censors: male cross-dressing and the censorship of the British theatre, 1939-1968

Jacob Bloomfield, University of Manchester

Queer identities and performances in interwar Oxford and Cambridge

Dominic Janes, University of Keele

Cross-dressing and queer images in early British film

Chris O’Rourke, University of Lincoln

 Comment: The Audience


Closing the Knowledge Gap: Filipino American LGBTIs' Theoretical Understanding of Queer Issues and Organizing for Social Justice, 1970s to the Present

Burk Hall 247

Chair: Marcia M. Gallo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Reaching Back to History: Utilizing the Extended Case Method to Understand How Sexually Nonconforming Pinays Negotiate Familial and Romantic Relationships

Veronica Salcedo, Georgia State University

Coming Out and Embracing Intersectionality: My Human Rights, Immigrant Rights, and Women’s Rights Activism in the Filipino Community and the Social Justice Movement in the U.S.

Leni Marin, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Addressing homophobia and HIV/AIDS phobia in the Filipino American community within the broader Asian & Pacific American Community

Jaime Geaga

Comment: The Audience


Sex and Sexual Identities in Mexico and Peru, Sixteenth-Twentieth Centuries

Burk Hall 223

Chair: Ramón Gutiérrez, University of Chicago

Bad Reputation: Manhood and Sodomy in Late 16th-Century Lima

Giancarlo Saul Mori Bolo, Universidad del Pacífico

The End of the Strange Society and the Bourgeois Life in Mid-19th-Century Lima

Magally Alegre Henderson, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú

Vestidas y Maricones: Cross-Dressing, Gay Identity, and Protest in the First Years of Mexico’s Homosexual Liberation Movement, 1978-1984

Martín H. González, El Colegio de México

Living in Resistance: Nancy Cárdenas, Chavela Vargas, and Queer Art in Mexico City

Lucinda Grinnell, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Montgomery College

Comment: The Audience


Building the Pedagogical Content Knowledge Framework about LGBTQ History (K-12 Track)

Burk Hall 252

Meet other educators attending the conference and participate in action research to identify ways to build your knowledge of LGBTQ history; strategies to teach LGBTQ history in K-12 classrooms; and the emerging research. Together we will outline a conference paper about teaching LGBTQ History in K-12 schools that we hope we can co-write throughout the conference. 


Wendy Rouse, Asst. San Jose State University

Rob Darrow, Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz and Our Family Coalition


Lunch: 12:15-1:30pm

Library 121


Monday Session III



Intergenerational Sex between Males in the Twentieth Century

Burk Hall 237

Chair: Colin Johnson, Indiana University Bloomington

The Problem of Modern Pederasty in Queer History: A Case Study of Norman Douglas

Rachel Hope Cleves, University of Victoria

“Boy Lovers” and Cross-Generational Practices: The Politics of Youth Sexuality in the Ottoman Empire during World War I (1914-1918)

Tugçe Kayaal, University of Michigan

Intimate Relations: Robert and John Gregg Allerton and Intergenerational Couplehood

Nicholas L. Syrett, University of Kansas

Age, Pornography, and Gay Sexual Culture in the Late-Twentieth-Century United States

Devin McGeehan Muchmore, Harvard University

Comment: The Audience


Queer Pornography in Twentieth-Century Mexico

Burk Hall 251

Chair: Zeb Tortorici, New York University

Archiving Queerness in Silent Mexican Porn from the 1930s and 1940s

Zeb Tortorici, New York University

National Santos and Mariachi Machos: Mecos Films’ La Putiza and La Verganza

Iván Eusebio Aguirre Darancou, University of California, Riverside

Sex After Corruption: Pornographic Archives of the Nation-State in Mecos Films’s Corrupción Mexicana

Vincent D. Cervantes, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Comment: The Audience


Reclamation & Resistance: The Making of Grassroots QTPOC Histories

Burk Hall 226

Chair: Sylvea Hollis, National Park Service


Andrew Jolivétte, San Francisco State University

Susy Zepeda, University of California, Davis

GVGK Tang, Temple University


Finding Friendship in Queer Histories

Burk Hall 224

Chair: Rebecca L. Davis, University of Delaware

“Do you know?”: Lesbian and Gay Friendships in Atlanta, Georgia, 1940-1970

Wesley Chenault, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friendship, Family, and Belonging in Diane di Prima’s New York

Danielle Dumaine, University of Connecticut

The Queer Friendship of Barbara Grier and Gayle Rubin—And What Possibilities It Suggests for Lesbian Friendships Today

Julie R. Enszer

“My Friends—My Life, My Home”: Friendship, Mentorship, and Support among Butch-Femme Lesbians in the Mid-Twentieth-Century U.S.

Alix Genter

Comment: Rebecca L. Davis


The Queer 1960s in East Asia

Burk Hall 223

Chair: Howard Chiang, University of California, Davis

Chŏn Hyerin, Militarized Modernity, and Queer Epistolary Romance in 1960s South Korea

Kyunghee Eo, University of Southern California

Kiyooka Sumiko and the Possibility of a Female-Oriented Lesbian Gaze in late 1960s Japan

James Welker, Kanagawa University

Exceptional Injury, Ordinary Violence?: Reclaiming Queer Memory in the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)

Shana Ye, University of Toronto

Contesting the Politics of Assimilation in Post-WWII Japan: Transgender and Zainichi Korean Conceptualization of Self and Self-Determination

Tomomi Kinukawa, San Francisco State University

Comment: Howard Chiang


Queer Identities and Rituals in Twentieth-Century Canada

Burk Hall 247

Chair: John Goins, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

The Aesthetics of the Second Metaphorical Closet: Donning Disability in Toronto’s Queer Community, 1970-1990

Nick Hrynyk

Leather, Feathers, and Fags: Beauty Contests in Canadian Leather and Drag Communities, 1960 to 2010

Patrizia Gentile, Carleton University  

Comment: Eric Solomon, Emory University


Using Archives for Teaching LGBTQ History (K-12 Track)

Burk Hall 252

Much of the early LGBTQ rights movement began in California and those documents are in local archives. Learn how the largest LGBTQ archives in the world can enhance your teaching and learning. 


Terry Beswick, GLBT Historical Society

Erik Adamian, One Archives Foundation

David Reichard, CSU Monterey Bay


Break: 3:00-3:15pm


Monday Session IV



Phase, Folly, or Felony?: Sex between Men and Youths in Australia, Japan, Ireland, and Italy

Burk Hall 237

Chair: Susan Cahn, University at Buffalo

Rite of Passage: Gender, Sexuality, and the Wakashu of Edo Japan

Nick Ota-Wang, University of Colorado Denver

Contamination: A Modern History of Sex between Men and Boys

Yorick Smaal, Griffith University

Solicitor Brown and His Boys: Love, Sex, and Scandal in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Averill Earls, Mercyhurst University

Anglo-American Men and Italian Boys: Same-sex Intergenerational Encounters in Modern Italy (1945-1965)

Alessio Ponzio, University of Michigan

Comment: Susan Cahn


Pornography and Queer Urban Space

Burk Hall 251

Chair: Pete Sigal, Duke University

Heterotopia Mexico City: Cinema, queer texts, and queer spaces 1925-2015

Anne Rubenstein, York University

State Pornographic Archives in Argentina and Spain

Javier Fernández Galeano, Brown University

The Colonial Trash of Samuel Delany and Robert Mapplethorpe: New York City,


Pete Sigal, Duke University

Comment: The Audience


Radical Queer Activism in the Bay Area, 1969-1999

Burk Hall 226

Chair: Jorge Oliveras, Colby College

California and the Stonewall Riots

Marc Stein, San Francisco State University

CUAV and LAPD: Violence, Anti-Violence, and Political Imagination

Lisa Arellano, Colby College

Out of Control: Lesbian Resistance and the Patriarchy of the State

Brooke Lober, University of California, Berkeley

Comment: The Audience


Beyond Biomedicine: Black and Latinx Responses to the AIDS Pandemic

Burk Hall 236

Chair: Marlon Bailey, Arizona State University

Black Feminist Responses to the Convergence of Mass Incarceration and AIDS

Emily K. Hobson, University of Nevada, Reno

“Protect the Blood”: Visual Culture and Black Resistance to the Mid Atlantic AIDS Crisis

Eric Gonzaba, George Mason University

“Que Bonita Mi Tierra:” US Latinx AIDS Activism in Mexico and Puerto Rico

René Esparza, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Finding AIDS: Black Lesbian Feminist Intellectuals and the Struggle Against AIDS

Darius Bost, University of Utah

Comment: Marlon Bailey


Anthropology, Psychiatry, Sexology: Expert Discourse in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Germany and the United States

Burk Hall 247

Chair: Chad Heap, George Washington University

Inventing “Straight” Bodies: Queer Sexuality and the Making of a Heterosexual Corporeality

Sean Cosgrove, Cornell University

Vestigial Uranians

Natasha Hurley, University of Alberta

When Queer Meant Crazy

Mark McNaughton, University of California, San Diego

Developments in the Sexological Debate on Trans in the Federal Republic of Germany from the 1960s to the Present

Adrian de Silva, University of Luxembourg

Comment: The Audience



Representing and Constructing Sexual Subjects in the Twentieth-Century U.S. and U.K.

Burk Hall 223

Chair: Estelle Freedman, Stanford University

It’s Raining Men: Physique Photography and Racial Capitalism

Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto

Fetters and the Cultural Origins of Some Bondage Objects

Tom Cubbin, University of Gothenburg

“He May Scorch the Screen with Men, But He Shares his Bed with a Woman”: Non-Gay Sexual Identity in Pre-AIDS Gay Porn Magazines

Daniel Laurin, University of Toronto

Comment: Gayle Rubin, University of Michigan & Estelle Freedman


Podcasts and Museums for Teaching LGBTQ History (K-12 Track)

Burk Hall 252

Writing and producing a podcast or a museum exhibition involves deep research. Hear from podcasters and museum coordinators about how they find the stories they share and how these stories can help learn and teach LGBTQ history. 


Leigh Pfeffer, History is Gay Podcast

Devlyn Camp, The Mattachine Podcast


GLBT History Museum Tour and Reception

4127 18th Street, San Francisco






Tuesday Session I



Religion as Queer Social Network in Twentieth-Century U.S. History

Burk Hall 223

Chair: Bonnie Morris, University of California, Berkeley

Hush Harbors/Clarion Calls: Exploring Contemporary Black Lesbian Religious Leadership

Monique Moultrie, Georgia State University

Epistolary Networks and the Lesbian Theology of Sisters United

Sage Moses, Harvard University

A More Volatile City: Using a Gay Bar/Church to “Queer” Seattle’s Lesbian and Gay History

Michael Diambri, University of Vermont

Comment: The Audience


Queer Youth Struggles for Recognition in the 1970s

Burk Hall 236

Chair: Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University

Rethinking US LGBTQ Historiography Through the Lens of Age

Nikita Shepard, Columbia University

“We Must Take Our Freedom”: Political Analysis and Early LGBTQ College Student Organizing in California

David Reichard, California State University Monterey Bay

Excluded from the Action:  Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth and Ann Arbor’s Radical Left in the 1970s

Eric Denby, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“Your Young Lesbian Sisters”: Queer Girls’ Voices in the Liberation Era, 1970-1986

Amanda Littauer, Northern Illinois University

Comment: The Audience


Histories of Dissidence: A Roundtable  

Burk Hall 226

Chair: Christina Hanhardt, University of Maryland, College Park


Julio Capó, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Christina Carney, University of Missouri

Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University


OUT/LOOK & the Birth of the Queer  

Burk Hall 247

Chair: E. G. Crichton, University of California, Santa Cruz

Adding Bodies to the Archive: Drawing and Social Choreography in the Transgenderational Touch Project

Julian Carter, California College of the Arts

OUT/LOOK, Cats, and the New-York Historical Society: Doing Public LGBTQ History  

Rachel Corbman, Stony Brook University

In Person/In Print: The Afterlife of OUT Write ’90

Elena Gross

The Presences of Absences

Andrew R. Spieldenner, California State University, San Marcos

Comment: Jeffrey Escoffier, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research


Queer and Trans Narratives of Selfhood in Europe and Latin America

Burk Hall 237

Chair: Scott Larson, University of Michigan

Redefining Nature: Transgender Narratives in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Marta V. Vicente, University of Kansas

Mujer-Hombres as Hero(ine)s and Warnings: Inversion, Degeneration, and Popular Discourses of Proto-Transgendering in Early Twentieth-Century Argentina

Mir Yarfitz, Wake Forest University

Comment: The Audience


Queer Internationalisms

Burk Hall 251

Chair: Jonathan Bell, University College London

Was the World League for Sexual Reform a Precursor to Transnational Homophile Activism?

David Minto, University of Durham

Beyond Protection Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: History, Presence, and Prospects of the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in the European Union

Aleksandra Szczerba-Zawada, Paradies University

The LGBT Movement in Vietnam: From Invisibility to Visibility

Ly Quyet Tien, HCMC Open University

Comment: The Audience


The Best LGBTQ Lessons to Teach (K-12 Track)

Burk Hall 252

Teachers will be sharing various lesson plans via poster sessions. Interact with teachers who have taught LGBT lessons and share your ideas. Bring your ideas to share with others as we create a catalog of best lessons. 


Wendy Rouse, San Jose State University


Break: 10:30-10:45am


Tuesday Session II



Queer Clergy and Congregants in the Twentieth-Century United States

Burk Hall 223

Chair: Ryan Lee Cartwright, University of California, Davis

Epistemology of the Sacristy: The Episcopal Diocese of New York and the George W. Henry Foundation, 1948-1971

Heather White, University of Puget Sound

Protestants Pastors, “Unnatural” Deeds, and Church Censure in Early Twentieth-Century United States

Suzanna Krivulskaya, University of Notre Dame

“I’m a Pastor Serving the Church, and I’m Out”: Oral Histories of Queer Mennonite Leaders

Rachel W. Goossen, Washburn University

Comment: The Audience


New Directions in Queer Public History: A Roundtable  

Burk Hall 226

Chair: Gregory Samantha Rosenthal, Roanoke College


Kevin P. Murphy, University of Minnesota

Sarah Rodriguez, College of William and Mary

Joey Plaster, John Hopkins University

Aiden M. Bettine, University of Iowa


Representing Queerness in Visual, Literary, and Historical Texts

Burk Hall 236

Chair: Christina Linden, California College of the Arts

Linguistics and Uncovering Precolonial Queer African Pasts

Yaari Felber-Seligman, City College of New York, CUNY

(In)visbilized Queerness: A Queer Reading of the U.S. Female Slave Archive

Candice Lyons, University of Texas, Austin

“Over the Surface of History”: Libidinal Historiography in Pauline Elizabeth Hopkin’s Of One Blood

Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis

Past Longings: Race, Imperialism, and the Construction of a Queer History, 1880-1920

Caroline Radesky, University of Iowa

Comment: The Audience


Repaired by Therapy: Queer Religion and Health in Modern America, 1880-1980

Burk Hall 237

Chair: Charlotte Hansen Terry, University of California, Davis

The Origins and Persistence of Conversion Therapy, 1880-1960

J. Seth Anderson, Boston University

The Diseased and the Demonized: Kent Philpott and Ex-Gay Ministering in the Bay Area, 1968-1980

Chris Babits, University of Texas at Austin

Comment: Charlotte Hansen Terry


Research and Teaching LGBTQ History in California K-12 Schools (K-12 Track)

Burk Hall 252

Hear some of the recent research regarding teaching LGBTQ history in K-12 schools. 


Results from the Cohort Model to Build Capacity for the Teaching of LGBTQ History in K-12 Schools

Rob Darrow, Safe Schools Project, Santa Cruz County

Preparing Educational Leaders for Queer Inclusion in Schools

Valerie Royaltey Quandt, Palo Alto Unified School District

A Place to Belong: Critical Queer Pedagogy for Social Justice in Catholic Education

Roy Quinto, University of California, Los Angeles

Student Impressions and Reactions to LGBTQ-Inclusive History in Secondary Education

Connor Callaway, California State University, Fresno


Lunch: 12:15-1:30pm

Served in Library 121


Tuesday Session III



Lesbians and Transnational Networks: Social, Cultural, Political Perspectives

Burk Hall 247

Chair: Martin Meeker, University of California Berkeley

A shared culture of lesbian motherhood?: Transnational exchange and lesbian parenting in 1970s and 80s Britain and Australia

Rebecca Jennings, University College London

Lesbian Archival Practice in Transnational Context

Hannah Leffingwell, New York University

“We weren’t envisioning it that way, at that time”: Transnational Encounters and Lesbian Land in Canada and the USA

Liz Millward, University of Manitoba

Dutch Women and the Lesbian International

Ann Marie Wilson, Leiden University College

Comment: The Audience


Queer Acts of Refusal: Race, Resistance, and Protest  

Burk Hall 237

Chair: James Zarsadiaz, University of San Francisco

Kentucky Fried Bigotry: Queer Labor, Fast Food and the Struggle Against Workplace Discrimination in the 1990s South

Joshua Hollands, University College London

“A Black Gay Political Force”:  Black Lesbian Activism in Late-Twentieth Century Atlanta

La Shonda Mims, Kennesaw State University

“Someone in Your Life is Gay”: Mel Boozer and the Struggle for Black Gay and Lesbian Rights

Kevin C. Quin, Cornell University

Comment: The Audience


Queer Bodies, Representations, and Spaces in Mexico City, 1950-1990

Burk Hall 251

Chair: Víctor M. Macías-González, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

The Cathedral of Homosexuality: Male Bodies and Queered Spaces at Sanborns Café, Mexico City, 1960-2017

Kevin M. Chrisman, York University

Nationalism and Gender reassignment during the Mexican Miracle:  The Case of Marta Olmos Ramiro, 1953-1955

Víctor M. Macías-González, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Consuming the Mexican Body: The Visual Culture of Macho Tips and Hermes (1985 - 1994)

Juan Carlos Mezo González, University of Toronto

Comment: The Audience


Queer Colonials: Male Same-Sex Sexuality, Intimacy, and Desire Across the British Empire Before 1850

Burk Hall 223

Chair: Kristen Thomas-McGill, University of California, Santa Barbara

Rerouting Heterosexuality, Re-historicizing British Empire

Joshua Benson, The George Washington University

Hidden Treasure: An 1849 Case Study of Same-Sex Desire on British Hulks in the


Jim Downs, Connecticut College

“Gross Improprieties and Indecencies”: Alexander Wood, George Markland, and the

Queer History of the Straight State in British North America

Jarett Henderson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Comment: The Audience


Sexuality, Public Space, and the Regulation of Queer Desire in the Twentieth-Century United States

Burk Hall 236

Chair: William Kuby, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

“Fostering Disease and Death” or “Engaging in a First Amendment Enterprise”: The People vs. Owen Bathhouse Closure and the Public/Private Divide

Erin Barry, Washington University in St. Louis

Domesticating Sex: Homonormative Inclusion and the Criminalization of Public Space in Seattle

Kevin McKenna, The Overlake School

Comment: William Kuby


Preserving and Sustaining LGBTQ Hertiage: The San Francisco Example

Burk Hall 226

Chair: Terry Beswick, GLBT Historical Society


Gerard Koskovich, GLBT Historical Society

Nick Large, GLBT Historical Society

Jim Van Buskirk, Independent Scholar

Shayne Watson, Watson Heritage Consulting


Implementing LGBTQ History in K-12 Schools (K-12 Track)

Burk Hall 252

School administrators will discuss strategies to implement the teaching of LGBTQ history, history textbook adoptions, and valuing the various voices of stakeholders in school districts.


Meg Honey, Pearson Education

Dawniell Black, Elk Grove School District


Break: 3:00-3:15pm


Tuesday Session IV



New Directions in Twentieth-Century African American Queer History

Burk Hall 226

Chair: Kevin Mumford, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Black Queer Women in Uniform: Butch Embodiment and Public Sector Work in the Post-Civil Rights City

Kwame Holmes, University of Colorado

Gender Non-Conformity and Black Boyhood in Mid-Twentieth Century Urban America

David L. Hutchinson, University of Michigan

Black Lesbian Speaks Out: The 1977 Posey-Rogers Trial

Jennifer D. Jones, University of Michigan

Blessed Are the Barren: Black Queer Women’s Critiques of Motherhood and Reproduction in the Early 20th Century

Cookie Woolner, University of Memphis

Comment: Kevin Mumford


Representing Queer Sexuality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century France  

Burk Hall 237

Chair: Randolph Trumbach, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

Cruising Across Class Lines: A Digital Archive’s Insights on Promiscuous Queer Space in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Stephen Shapiro, Bennington College

Nymphomaniacs and Polymorphic Monsters: Imagining Lesbianism in Nineteenth-century France.

Lowry Martin, University of Texas at El Paso

Belle Époque Schoolboys in Love and Scandal

Michael L. Wilson, University of Texas at Dallas

Comment: Randolph Trumbach


A Digital Hub for LGBTQ Collections

Burk Hall 223

Chair: Bob Horton, National Museum of American History


Jennifer Gregg, ONE Archives Foundation

Bob Horton, National Museum of American History

Mark Matienzo, Stanford University Libraries

Comment: The Audience


Queer Histories of Human Rights

Burk Hall 247

Chair: David S. Churchill, University of Manitoba

Queer Noir. Homo. N•. America.

Chantal Nadeau, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Colonial Erotopolitics or The Body Parts of Human Rights: Reading Roger

Casement’s Black Diaries Again

Neville Hoad, University of Texas, Austin

From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs to Lady Gaga: Born this way and its Discontents

David S. Churchill, University of Manitoba

Comment: The Audience


Mythologizing the Queer Past

Burk Hall 236

Chair: Jerry J. Watkins, III, College of William and Mary

Sympathy and Tearooms

Timothy Stewart-Winter, Rutgers University-Newark

Mythologizing the Midnight Cowboy

Christopher Mitchell, Hunter College

“A Day Without Sunshine”: The Myth of the 1977 Orange Juice Boycott, and

Why It Matters

Emily Johnson, Ball State University

Restaging “Angels in America” and Erasing a Homophobic Past

Daniel Hurewitz, Hunter College

Comment: The Audience


Reflecting, Writing, and Future Planning (K-12 Track)

Burk Hall 252

In the opening session, we presented a way to frame the teaching of LGBTQ history. Throughout the conference we asked what strategies and research is needed to support this direction. This session will be a combination of finishing our combined document, reflecting on learning and identifying our collective and individual action plans and support systems for the future. 


Wendy Rouse, Asst. San Jose State University

Rob Darrow, Safe Schools Project Santa Cruz and Our Family Coalition


Tuesday Closing & Reception Hosted by the San Francisco Public Library

Closing Reception 

5:30 - 7:30 

Skylight Gallery, outside of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library 6th Floor, 100 Larkin St. 


Hands-On Queer Archives

5:30 - 6:15 & 6:30 - 7:15

San Francisco History Center

San Francisco Public Library 6th Floor, 100 Larkin St. 

At the closing reception the library will be holding two sessions of "Hands-on Queer Archives" - the first from 5:30pm to 6:15pm and the second from 6:30pm to 7:15pm. Bring San Francisco queer history to your fingertips! Join us in a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document San Francisco's queer contributions. Collections on view will include selections from the San Francisco Ephemera Collection, original photographs, and highlights from newly-acquired collections.

This exclusive program takes place within the San Francisco History Center and is limited to 30 participants. The behind-the-scenes event is led by our knowledgeable archivists. Photography is welcomed and encouraged during this program. Spots are limited and are first-come, first served.