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March 3, 1999
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR ALL INQUIRIES, CONTACT:
Julie Scharper
DSAGA Public Relations Officer
julies@jhu.edu, 410-516-4088


Living out Loud
A Celebration of Queer Diversity, at Johns Hopkins

Former congressional candidate and retired Army colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer will give a talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, to kick off "Living Out Loud," a series of lectures, films and events presented by the Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance, an undergraduate group at The Johns Hopkins University.

The four-week series, part of the annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days at Hopkins, will also feature a talk by activist Angela Davis, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

"Living Out Loud," will examine diversity issues within the GLBT community and look at how the struggles of sexual minorities compare with those of ethnic and political minorities. This series will also feature films and musical and theatrical performances.

All events will take place on the university's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., in Baltimore. For event information, contact DSAGA at 410-516-4088.

Below is a schedule of events. Admission is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public.

Monday, March 22--
Monday, April 5
Levering Hall lobby.
A photograph-text exhibit, Love Makes A Family: Living in Lesbian and Gay Families, will be displayed for two weeks in Levering Hall as part of a national tour. The photos depict families of all races with gay or lesbian members and are accompanied by personal statements from family members.
Tuesday, March 23
7 p.m.
Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall. Lecture.
Recent Congressional candidate, retired Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer, will open the series with a talk, "Hate Me for the Right Reasons." In 1988, Cammermeyer, a military nurse and recipient of the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, admitted her homosexuality and was expelled. Four years later she successfully challenged the ban on homosexuals in the military and was reinstated in 1994. Cammermeyer detailed this struggle in her autobiography, Serving in Silence, which was made into an Emmy award-winning movie, starring Glenn Close.
Wednesday, March 24
8 p.m.
Mudd Hall. Film.
Movie night: "Bound" Refreshments and discussion to follow.
Thursday, March 25
7 p.m.
Levering Hall, Arellano Theater. Lecture
Leslea Newman, author of the second most banned book of 1994, Heather Has Two Mommies, will give a talk, "Heather's Mommy Speaks Out." Newman will discuss the controversies surrounding her book and present a short film. She is a prolific Jewish lesbian author, writing workshop instructor and recipient of numerous awards for her work in theater, film, television and more than 20 books for children and adults.
Monday, March 29
7 p.m.
Bloomberg Hall. Lecture.
Author and activist Leslie Feinberg will present a lecture on the relationship of trans-liberation to other progressive causes. Feinberg the national leader of the Workers' World Party, has struggled to forge bonds between the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-community and the trade unions. She was the opening speaker at the Stonewall 25 Rally in New York City, as well as the grand marshal of several pride marches. Curve Magazine named Feinberg one of its "15 Most Influential." Feinberg's novels and works of non-fiction include Transgender Warrior, Transgender Liberation and Stone Butch Blues, winner of the prestigious American Library Association Award for Gay and Lesbian Literature and a LAMBA Literary Award.
Wednesday, March 31
7 p.m.
Mudd Hall. Discussion/Film.
Local transgender leaders will conduct a panel discussion of trans issues. A presentation of the film Ma Vie En Rose and light refreshment will follow.
Friday, April 2
8 p.m.
Levering Hall, Glass Pavilion.
Drag Night will feature well-known drag queens and Hopkins students in drag. $1.
Tuesday, April 6
8 p.m.
Bloomberg Hall. Lecture.
Peter Colohan, vice president of outreach services for Delta Lambda Phi, a national gay fraternity, will speak about this organization's rapid growth and the role of academic institutions in the gay community.
Wednesday, April 7 Accompanied by schools and universities across the country, Hopkins students will observe the National Day of Silence Project. Students will remain in silence for an entire day in commemoration of the many GLBT people who have been silenced by oppression. Booths set up around campus will offer information on the event.
Wednesday, April 7
8 p.m.
Mudd Hall. Film.
Movie night: "Strawberry and Chocolate." Discussion and refreshments will follow.
Thursday, April 8
7 p.m.
Bloomberg Hall. Theatrical Performance.
Catalyst Theater will present an interactive play about coming out. This troupe is well known for dramas presented in a unique format in which the audience participates in dialogue with the actors during the drama.
Friday, April 9
8 p.m.
Shriver Hall. Music.
Folk singer/songwriter, Michelle Malone will perform a solo concert. Malone has released several albums, her latest is Beneath the Devil Moon. Malone has toured nationally and is known for her electric live performances. Her musical influences include blues, gospel, jazz and rock. Malone has toured and collaborated with the Indigo Girls and was a featured performer in last summer's highly acclaimed Lilith Fair.
Tuesday, April 13
7 p.m.
Bloomberg Hall. Lecture.
Angela Davis, professor at University of California, Santa Davis, will discuss issues of race and class and how they affect the gay movement. Davis, an activist in black, social, feminist and gay issues, was affiliated with the Black Panther Party and was nominated for president by the Communist Party in 1980. She has authored several books, including If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance, Women, Race and Class, and Women, Culture, and Politics.
Wednesday, April 14
8 p.m.
Mudd Hall. Film.
Movie Night: "French Twist." Discussion and light refreshments will follow.


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