Past Events

FireBall 2015: Global Warming

Date: 10/21/2015 - 12:00am
FireBall 2015: Global Warming. Historical Legacies: A Panel Discussion on the history of the ballroom scene and legendary houses. October 21, 2015.

Out in the Night: Film Screening and Discussion

Date: 10/12/2015 - 4:00pm
Location: Rutgers University-Newark Rooms 255-257, Paul Robeson Campus Center 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Out in the Night is a documentary that tells the story of a group of young friends, African American lesbians who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in the gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. They are all in their late teens and early twenties and come from a low-income neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. Two of the women are the focus – gender non-conforming Renata Hill, a single mother with a soft heart and keen sense of humor, and petite femme Patreese Johnson, a shy and tender poet.

Queer Newark: Our Voices, Our Histories

Date: 11/12/2011 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Location: Essex Room 231/232, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

The city of Newark, New Jersey has a fascinating and well-documented history. There are studies of its rich cultural, musical, and literary legacy, its educational system, political life, religious life, immigrant roots, and history of racial conflict. Yet there is one group whose undeniable contribution to the city's life has rarely been the subject of historical or academic study -- Newark's LGBT community. Our conference, "Queer Newark: Our Voices, Our Histories," which is part of a larger, on-going oral history initiative, will rectify this omission.