Gay Icons and History: April 2009

Openly gay man takes over federal Office of Personnel Management

Filed by Bil Browning | April 24, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Openly gay John Berry was sworn in yesterday as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). First Lady Michelle Obama attended the ceremony and made some brief remarks. Also in attendance was Frank Kameny, who led the original...Read More

Eve Sedgwick Memorial Open Thread

Filed by Paige Schilt | April 19, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I learned of Eve Sedgwick's death from a friend who is also a former professor of mine. Given Sedgwick's loving, brilliant writings on queer pedagogy and friendship, it seemed like a fitting way for the news to travel--from teacher to...Read More

Pop Culture Does New Orleans

Filed by Brett Abrams | April 18, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

From Katy Perry to theories of camp, scholars from the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations compared and argued for four days in New Orleans last week. Over 2100 people from all over the world gave papers in fields ranging...Read More