Canonizing Homophile Sexual Respectability: Archives, History, and Memory

Thursday, 10/2/2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Event Type

Lecture/Panel Discussion
Act 48/CEU Credits Offered
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dr. Marc Stein will use Philadelphia LGBT history to explore the sexual dimensions of the past when historians, librarians, archivists, publishers, and others construct and reconstruct historical narratives. Cosponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia. Preceeded by a reception at Library Company of Philadelphia at 5:30, with the lecture to follow at HSP at 7 p.m. 


Author's Bio: Marc Stein is a historian of sexuality, a political activist, and an award-winning teacher, writer, editor, and scholar. After more than two decades of teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, Colby College, and York University, he was appointed the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University this year. He lived in Philadelphia, where he completed a Ph.D. in History at the University of Pennsylvania, from 1989 to 1996. The author of City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972 (University of Chicago Press, 2000), Sexual Injustice: Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), and Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (Routledge, 2012), he also served as the editor-in-chief of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America (Scribners, 2003). Stein is the former editor of Gay Community News in Boston, the former chair of the American Historical Association’s Committee on LGBT History, and the current chair of the Organization of American Historians’ Committee on the Status of LGBTQ Historians and Histories.