The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 22, 1999
Mar. 22, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 27


Margarethe Cammermeyer, Angela Davis to Headline DSAGA Series

'Living Out Loud' brings month of lectures, films, events to Homewood

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Former congressional candidate and retired Army colonel Margarethe 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 university. The four-week series, part of the sixth annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days, 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.

All events will take place on the Homewood campus. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For event information, contact DSAGA at 410-516-4088.

Monday, March 22, to Monday, April 5
Levering Hall lobby
Photography/text exhibit

"Love Makes a Family: Living in Lesbian and Gay Families," an exhibit on national tour, offers photographs of families of all races with gay or lesbian members, accompanied by personal statements from family members.

Tuesday, March 23
7 p.m., Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall
Margarethe Cammermeyer: "Hate Me for the Right Reasons"

Recent congressional candidate and retired colonel Margarethe 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 from the service. 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 Close.

Wednesday, March 24
8 p.m., Mudd Hall auditorium
Movie night: Bound

Refreshments and discussion will follow.

Thursday, March 25
7 p.m., Arellano Theater, Levering Hall
Leslea Newman: "Heather's Mommy Speaks Out"

In "Heather's Mommy Speaks Out," Leslea Newman, author of the second most banned book of 1994, Heather Has Two Mommies, will discuss the controversies surrounding her book and present a short film. A prolific Jewish lesbian author and writing workshop instructor, Newman is the recipient of numerous awards for her work in theater, film, television and more than 20 books for children and adults.

Monday, March 29
7 p.m., Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg
Lecture: Leslie Feinberg

Author and activist Leslie Feinberg will present a lecture on the relationship of trans-liberation to other progressive causes. The national leader of the Workers' World Party, Feinberg 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 Influential." Her novels and works of nonfiction include Transgender Warrior, Transgender Liberation and Stone Butch Blues, winner of the prestigious American Library Association Award for Gay and Lesbian Literature and a LAMBDA Literary Award.

Wednesday, March 31
7 p.m., Mudd Hall auditorium
Discussion and film

Local transgender leaders will conduct a panel discussion, followed by a presentation of the film Ma Vie en Rose and light refreshments.

Friday, April 2
8 p.m., Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall
Drag Night

Well-known drag queens and Hopkins students in drag. $1.

Tuesday, April 6
8 p.m., Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg
Lecture: Peter Colohan

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
National Day of Silence Project

Accompanied by others at schools and universities across the country, participating Hopkins students will remain in silence for an entire day in commemoration of the many GLBT people who have been silenced by oppression. Booths around campus will offer information on the event.

Wednesday, April 7
8 p.m., Mudd Hall auditorium
Movie night: Strawberry and Chocolate

Discussion and refreshments will follow.

Thursday, April 8
7 p.m., Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg
Theatrical performance

Catalyst Theater, a troupe well-known for dramas presented in a unique format in which the audience participates in dialogue with the actors, will present an interactive play about coming out.

Friday, April 9
8 p.m., Shriver Hall
Music: Michelle Malone

Folk singer/songwriter Michelle Malone, a featured performer in last summer's Lilith Fair who also has toured and collaborated with the Indigo Girls, will perform. Known for her electric live performances, Malone has released several albums, the latest of which is Beneath the Devil Moon. Her musical influences include blues, gospel, jazz and rock.

Tuesday, April 13
7 p.m., Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg
Lecture: Angela Davis

Angela Davis, professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will discuss issues of race and class and how they affect the gay movement. An activist in black, social, feminist and gay issues, Davis was affiliated with the Black Panther Party and in 1980 was nominated for president by the Communist Party. 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
8 p.m., Mudd Hall
Movie night: French Twist

Discussion and light refreshments follow.