From Beebo Brinker to the Daughters of Bilitis: Lesbian Life in Greenwich Village Before Stonewall
A Lecture with Marcia Gallo
Wildly popular fictional as well as real-life gay women made Greenwich Village the place to see-and-be-seen for lesbians in the mid- to late 1950s. But in addition to the nightclubs, restaurants, bookstores and theaters that welcomed them, the Village also provided a home base for now-legendary activists with the first lesbian rights group in the U.S., the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB). Come join us in a discussion of how Greenwich Village influenced DOB — and the Daughters influenced Greenwich Village — before the famous Christopher Street gay liberation riots of 1969.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the LGBT Center, the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and Outhistory.org.
- Tuesday, June 30, 2009
- 6:30 pm
Le Poisson Rouge
Gallery Bar; cash bar, must be 21 or older to enter
158 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan St. & Thompson St.)