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Yale GALA Evening with Yale History Professor George Chauncey

Yale's LGBT Alumni Association GALA hosts "Re-Defining the 'Gay Ivy' in A Paradoxical Age of Struggle & Acceptance" event on Sunday, Dec. 4

We invite you to spend an evening with Professor Chauncey (History & LGBT Studies professor, author of Gay New York and expert witness in Prop 8 trials) as he discusses how much Yale has changed since then-President Benno Schmidt famously denied the University was "the gay ivy." 

The event will be guest-hosted by gay rights activist and actress Clementine Ford (The L Word and The Young and the Restless), GALA President Mickey Dobbs, Yale Film Studies Professor Ron Gregg, and feature beautiful views of Los Angeles, hors d'oeuvres, and award winning, limited production wines from Saarloos & Sons in Los Olivos.

When:  Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 4:00-6:00pm
Where: Private residence in Hollywood Hills 
Who:  Yale Professor George Chauncey, Professor Ron Gregg, GALA President Mickey Dobbs and gay rights activist Clementine Ford
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About George Chauncey, Ron Gregg, & Clementine Ford
Professor Chauncey is a celebrated author and scholar best known for his book Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (Basic, 1994), which won the Organization of American Historians' Merle Curti Prize for the best book in social history and Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for the best first book in history, as well as The Los Angeles TimesBook Prize and Lambda Literary Award. He has also published Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today's Debate over Gay Equality (Basic, 2004) and co-edited three books and special journal issues. His recently published an article in the Yale Alumni Magazine detailing gay history at Yale. He is currently completing another book, The Strange Career of the Closet: Gay Culture, Consciousness, and Politics from the Second World War to the Gay Liberation EraSince 1993, George Chauncey has participated as a historian in a dozen gay rights cases, including Lawrence v. Texas (2003), for which he organized and was lead author of the Historians' Amicus Brief, and Romer v. Evans (1996) and Perry v. Schwarzenegger (the on-going challenge to California’s Proposition 8), in which he testified at trial as an expert witness on the history of antigay discrimination.  Chauncey teaches a popular lecture course on U.S. Gay & Lesbian history, which has a loyal following of LGBT and straight students.  Read his article from the Yale Alumni Magazine entitled "Gay at Yale: How Things Changed" here:http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2009_07/gayivy_033.html#chauncey.
 
Ron Gregg, Yale professor and George's partner, is Senior Lecturer and Programming Director in the Film Studies Program. As a Senior Lecturer, he teaches courses on queer cinema (both Hollywood and avant-garde), classical Hollywood, and the impact of globalization and digital technology on recent Hollywood film.
 
Clementine Ford is an American actress and daughter of Cybill Shepherd, is perhaps best known for her appearance as Molly Kroll on the fourth, fifth & sixth seasons of Showtime's The L Word. In April 2009, she joined the cast of the soap opera The Young and the Restless in the role of Mackenzie Browning, the fourth recast of "Mac."


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