Upcoming and past appearances.
Cast of POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project, Monica Helms to lead
NEW YORK, NY, April 11, 2019 – NYC Pride, the official host of WorldPride 2019 | Stonewall 50, announces its five Grand Marshals slated to lead both the 50th NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30, 2019, and this year’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The cast of POSE, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project and Monica Helms will head this year’s celebration.
Gay Liberation Front was the very first LGBTQ activist organization formed after the Stonewall Rebellion. The courageous members of GLF fought to give political shape and direction to a whole new generation of LGBTQ militancy that spread with unprecedented vigor
and impact across the nation and the world.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the riots that started the fight for American LGBTQ+ rights, The Stonewall Reader highlights some of the movement’s most iconic moments and figures in the years before and after those tumultuous events. Assembling archival research and first-person accounts, editor Jason Baumann—the New York Public Library’s coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections—planned the book’s release to coincide with Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50, the library’s exhibition on the Stonewall riots and the ensuing gay liberation movement, open through July 14, 2019. He will be joined by Mark Segal, founder of the Philadelphia Gay News, who will discuss his contribution to the anthology, “And Then I Danced,” and Karla Jay, author of Tales of the Lavender Menace: A Memoir of Liberation and a distinguished professor emerita at Pace University.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open to the public. Free.
Reading begins 7 PM, each reader will be reading for 5 minutes.
with, in alphabetical order by first name:
Allen Young, Flavia Rando, Fran Winant, John Knoebel, Karla Jay, Mark Horn,
Mark Segal, Martha Shelley, Perry Brass
An Evening at SAGE of GLF Authors and Readings
Monday, June 24, 2019
SAGE: 305 7th Avenue (at 28th Street), New York, NY 10001
Wonderful evening catching up with people I know and talking to some new people. Amazing standing room only crowd! Thanks to Richard Schneider and GLR Worldwide for including me.
Sharing the the panel of Stonewallers and Gen Z people at Pace University was really interesting. Saw my old friend Mark Neil Silber (left photo), and my GLF comrade Mark Segal.
Karen, Karla and Dutchess attend a photo exhibit at The Alice Austen House on Staten Island.
Karla Jay shares the NYPL stage with Michael Bronski, Perry Brass and Tobin and Kathy, hosts of queer podcast "Nancy".
Featuring: Karla Jay, Richard Schneider Jr., Amy Hoffman, Timothy Stewart Winter, Michael Denneny. Celebrate a quarter century of the pioneering journal of LGBTQ life with this event to honor the release of the commemorative book, In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50 and The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25. Founded in 1994—25 years after the Stonewall Riots—the Review is a groundbreaking bimonthly magazine that features reviews, history, politics, and culture through the lens of the LGBTQ experience. Panelists Karla Jay, Richard Schneider Jr., Amy Hoffman and Timothy Stewart Winter will discuss the G&LR’s early days, the significance of Stonewall, and the future of LGBTQ rights. GLR Book Launch: In Search of Stonewall New-York Historical Society Friday, June 7, 2019, 7-8:30 pm 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024 Phone (212) 873-3400 TTY (212) 873-7489 Photo by Stephen Hemrick
Over 500 writers, publishing professionals, and celebrities came together on this special night to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ literature. I was a presenter.
Featured here in Gay City News. They quoted my onstage patter:
Writer and scholar Karla Jay, a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front, which as a group is a grand marshal at this year’s LGBTQ Pride March, told how she’s been in demand for appearances in person and for films.
“It’s like being on a book tour without the book,” she said. She recalled the first Pride March and talked about preparing for the 50th:
“I persisted. I survived,” she said, also quipping, “I was checking the ‘In Memoriam’ list to make sure I wasn’t on it.”
Monday, June 3, 2019
Hosted by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York City
It was great sharing the stage with Michael Bronski of FagRag and Perry Brass speaking about the important role the media played in the LGBTQ movement. And I was so pleased to have a chance to meet the hosts of "Nancy"!
The New York Public Library Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in the exhibition, Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50 chronicles the emergence of LGBTQ activism with over 150 photographs and ephemera. Additionally, a robust slate of programming is planned and including:
"Thinking Out Loud: The Past and Future of the Queer Press"
A panel discussion with Karla Jay, Perry Brass and Tobin and Kathy, hosts of queer podcast "Nancy"
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.
Open to the public. Register at showclix.com
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I attended the opening of this photo exhibit of work by fashion and celebrity photographer, Collier Schorr. Collier photographed Karen F. Kerner, Duchess, and me for her forthcoming Stonewall 50 show at Alice Austen House on Staten Island. Duchess says she intends to steal the show, leave her current line of work, and become a model.
The Alice Austen House presents 'Stonewall at 50', an exhibition by artist Collier Schorr. 15 intergenerational portraits of LGBTQ+ activists and artists, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view through September 2019
2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, LGBTQ+ student activists talk with movement founders: Karla Jay (Pace distinguished professor emerita; Tales of the Lavender Menace author), Robert Vazquez Pacheco (ACT UP and Gran Fury artist collective member), Mark Segal (National Gay Newspaper Guild president; Philadelphia Gay News founder), and Jay Toole (Queers for Economic
Justice co-founder; activist, storyteller, butch). Student panelists include Jay Bradford, Jasper Brooks, Sadie Ronga-Rubin, and Andrew Sciallo.
“The Stonewall Generation Meets Gen Z"
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Pace University Student Center
One Pace Plaza, NY, NY 10038
Open to the public. Free tickets at www.eventbrite.com/
(1st floor, wheelchair accessible)
The book, In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50, The G&L Review at 25 is being published by The Gay and Lesbian Review worldwide to commemorate 25 Years of Publication. The G&LR was founded in 1994, which was the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. So now that the latter event is turning 50, we decided to celebrate both anniversaries with a collection of our best articles on the early struggle for equality
A panel discussion, featuring Richard Schneider Jr., David Leddick and Karla Jay will be held to celebrate the occasion. Signed copies of the book will be available for sale.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stonewall National Museum 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Sponsored by BLAST, With Author & Activist, Karla Jay, we will discuss our now-mythologized past, the erasure of lesbians from that story, and recent developments.
For members only.
Saturday, February 24, 2019
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County
Reclaim Pride Coalition thinks it is imperative that we come together as a community to formulate a challenge and an alternative. Please come out on the night of July 31st to share your ideas on what you think Stonewall 50/World Pride should look like. By the end of the evening we hope to develop a new model for Pride that we will work toward over the coming year.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
7 PM – 9 PM
Pictured left, Karla Jay & her guide dog, Duchess appear at last year's Reclaim Pride Coalition Town hall
CREDIT: Karen Kerner