BORN THIS WAY?
The Radical Legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld and the Fight for LGBT Equality - Mar 18, 6:30 pm - RLS–NYC
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Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was a pioneer in the fight for sexual equality and women’s rights. Utilizing the motto “Through Science Toward Justice,” Hirschfeld founded the Scientific Humanitarian Committee in Germany to defend the rights of homosexuals, as well as the decriminalization of abortion. By 1933, Hirschfeld became a target of the Nazis and was forced into exile.
As conservative politicians from Texas to Uganda try to push back any gains won by the LGBT movement, Hirschfeld’s work and legacy is being re-examined by a new generation of activists and scholars.
Join us as the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office welcomes Ralf Dose, director of the Magnus Hirschfeld Society in Berlin and author of the seminal biography Magnus Hirschfeld: The Origin of the Gay Liberation Movement.
Dose will be joined by Steven Thrasher, a Contributing Editor at BuzzFeed. Thrasher was named Journalist of the Year 2012 by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for his investigative feature writing in the New York Times, Village Voice and Out magazine.
BORN THIS WAY?
The Radical Legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld and the Fight for LGBT Equality
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30-8pm
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2114 (entrance over 40th St.)
New York, NY 10016
Trade Unions and Climate Change: a conversation with Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn
Monday, December 7, 6:00pm
Salle Olympe De Gouges, Paris XIe
15, rue Merlin, 75011 Paris, France
For decades, world leaders have been discussing what to do about our planet’s changing climate. This December, they are expected to finally reach an agreement. From November 30 until December 11, national delegates will gather in Paris at the United Nations Conference on......
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