Lecture by Professor Lucas Hilderbrand on the history of American gay bars since Stonewall

Lecture by Professor Lucas Hilderbrand on the history of American gay bars since Stonewall

The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, the Concordia University Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program and the Queer Database Canada-Quebec, in association with the Quebec Gay Archives, present a lecture by Professor Lucas Hilderbrand of the University of California – Irvine on the history of gay bars in the USA since Stonewall.   The lecture will take place on Thursday, 23 November at 6:30 pm at Stock Bar, 1171 St-Catherine Est.

From Chicago to Kansas City, from New York City to Atlanta, Lucas Hilderbrand will lecture on the complex post-1969 history of gay bars in the United States. Giving Montreal audiences a peek of his forth-coming book The Bars Are Ours: The Culture of Gay Bars in the U.S. Since Stonewall, he will cover a wide array of topics, including: sex laws, leather and drag scenes, the AIDS epidemic, and coalitional politics.

Lucas Hilderbrand (PhD Cinema Studies, NYU) teaches film & media, visual & queer studies at University of California Irvine. Author of the acclaimed book Inherent Vice (2009) and the Queer Film Classics monograph Paris is Burning (2013), he has written on the pleasures & politics of video bootlegging, the mediations of queer memory, & the ambiguities of experimental documentary.


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