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Living out Loud
A Celebration of Queer Diversity, at Johns
Former congressional candidate and retired Army colonel
Cammermeyer will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, to
kick off "Living Out
Loud," a series of lectures, films and events presented by the
Diverse Sexuality and
Gender Alliance, an undergraduate group at The Johns Hopkins
The four-week series, part of the annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
Awareness Days at Hopkins, will also feature a talk by activist
Angela Davis, a professor
at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
"Living Out Loud," will examine diversity issues within the GLBT
community and look at
how the struggles of sexual minorities compare with those of
ethnic and political
minorities. This series will also feature films and musical and
All events will take place on the university's Homewood campus,
3400 N. Charles St., in
Baltimore. For event information, contact DSAGA at
Below is a schedule of events. Admission is free, unless
otherwise noted, and open to
|Monday, March 22--
Monday, April 5
Levering Hall lobby.
|A photograph-text exhibit, Love Makes A Family:
Living in Lesbian
and Gay Families, will be displayed for two weeks in Levering
Hall as part of a
national tour. The photos depict families of all races with gay
or lesbian members and
are accompanied by personal statements from family members.
|Tuesday, March 23
Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall. Lecture.
|Recent Congressional candidate, retired Colonel
Cammermeyer, will open the series with a talk, "Hate Me for the
Right Reasons." In
1988, Cammermeyer, a military nurse and recipient of the Bronze
Star for Meritorious
Service, admitted her homosexuality and was expelled. Four years
later she successfully
challenged the ban on homosexuals in the military and was
reinstated in 1994.
Cammermeyer detailed this struggle in her autobiography,
Serving in Silence,
which was made into an Emmy award-winning movie, starring Glenn
|Wednesday, March 24
Mudd Hall. Film.
|Movie night: "Bound" Refreshments and discussion
|Thursday, March 25
|Leslea Newman, author of the second most banned
book of 1994,
Heather Has Two Mommies, will give a talk, "Heather's
Mommy Speaks Out."
Newman will discuss the controversies surrounding her book and
present a short film.
She is a prolific Jewish lesbian author, writing workshop
instructor and recipient of
numerous awards for her work in theater, film, television and
more than 20 books for
children and adults.
|Monday, March 29
|Author and activist Leslie Feinberg will present a
lecture on the
relationship of trans-liberation to other progressive causes.
Feinberg the national leader
of the Workers' World Party, has struggled to forge bonds between
the lesbian, gay,
bisexual and trans-community and the trade unions. She was the
opening speaker at the
Stonewall 25 Rally in New York City, as well as the grand marshal
of several pride
marches. Curve Magazine named Feinberg one of its "15 Most
Feinberg's novels and works of non-fiction include Transgender
Liberation and Stone Butch Blues, winner of the
Library Association Award for Gay and Lesbian Literature and a
|Wednesday, March 31
|Local transgender leaders will conduct a panel
discussion of trans
issues. A presentation of the film Ma Vie En Rose and
light refreshment will
|Friday, April 2
|Drag Night will feature well-known drag queens and
in drag. $1.
|Tuesday, April 6
|Peter Colohan, vice president of outreach services
for Delta Lambda
Phi, a national gay fraternity, will speak about this
organization's rapid growth and the
role of academic institutions in the gay community.
|Wednesday, April 7
||Accompanied by schools and universities across the
students will observe the National Day of Silence Project.
Students will remain in silence
for an entire day in commemoration of the many GLBT people who
have been silenced
by oppression. Booths set up around campus will offer
information on the event.
|Wednesday, April 7
|Movie night: "Strawberry and Chocolate."
refreshments will follow.
|Thursday, April 8
|Catalyst Theater will present an interactive play
about coming out. This
troupe is well known for dramas presented in a unique format in
which the audience
participates in dialogue with the actors during the drama.
|Friday, April 9
|Folk singer/songwriter, Michelle Malone will
perform a solo concert.
Malone has released several albums, her latest is Beneath the
Malone has toured nationally and is known for her electric live
musical influences include blues, gospel, jazz and rock. Malone
has toured and
collaborated with the Indigo Girls and was a featured performer
in last summer's highly
acclaimed Lilith Fair.
|Tuesday, April 13
|Angela Davis, professor at University of
California, Santa Davis, will
discuss issues of race and class and how they affect the gay
movement. Davis, an activist
in black, social, feminist and gay issues, was affiliated with
the Black Panther Party and
was nominated for president by the Communist Party in 1980. She
has authored several
books, including If They Come in the Morning: Voices of
Resistance, Women, Race and
Class, and Women, Culture, and Politics.
|Wednesday, April 14
|Movie Night: "French Twist." Discussion and light
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