Thank you so much to everyone who donated to Newark’s LGBTQ Center!! Together we met the Center’s goal and raised $25,159!!!
The donation page will remain open for a short time to give others the opportunity to support the work and future of the Center. If you would still like to donate, click HERE.
Stay tuned for upcoming programs and events at the Center, and know your support helped make it happen!
Missed the launch? You can now view the wonderful debut video by Tim Stewart-Winter!
This brief piece features clips from oral histories including Darnell Moore, James Credle, June Dowell-Burton, Rodney Gilbert, and Peter Savastano.
To listen to these oral histories and more, visit Queer Newark!
Congratulations to our amazing co-founder, Beryl Satter, 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow! Cheers!!
“Last year, Beryl Satter, professor in the Department of History and the Graduate Program in American Studies at Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N), was named a Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This year, Satter is one of 33 scholars to receive a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.”
To read more, click HERE!
Collectively we’ve raised over 60% of our goal!
With 10 days to the Dance-A-Thon, help push us over the top by donating $20 to the Center today at www.newarklgbtqdanceathon.org
If you can’t afford to give $20, any amount would be appreciated!
Queer Newark is proud and honored to announce that we were chosen as the recipient of the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Award for 2016!
Thank you to Professor Karen Caplan and The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes!
This award is given by the University Committee to Advance our Common Purposes, which was founded in 1987, and has recently been revamped within the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs with a new mission statement: “The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes promotes the development of a university community that values and advances diversity and inclusion. We will help to nurture and sustain a civil, compassionate, intellectually honest, and inclusive academic community that is respectful and fosters dialogue, and interaction between those with differing views and belief systems.”
Queer Newark is being recognized for “outstanding leadership in documenting, preserving and promoting the history of LGBTQ lives in Newark; and creating innovative partnerships with community organizations in the city and exemplary collaborations among faculty, staff, and students. The archives provide an invaluable service as a resource for university researchers and community organizers and have been instrumental in opening dialogue about Queer life and politics in Newark.”
Congratulations to our awesome team!
A beautiful reminder, in the form of a poem written and read by Danielle Cooper, why Newark’s LGBTQ Center is so important to our community.
Please watch and then consider donating to help the Center: http://www.newarklgbtqdanceathon.org
Any amount is appreciated and will go towards sponsoring a dancer at the Center’s Dance-A-Thon fundraising event on April 23rd!
Queer Newark will also have their project launch at this event.
*Danielle’s 2014 book of poetry can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Twisted-Lessons-Danielle-Cooper/dp/0578097699/)
The New York Public Library in NYC presents: Queer Eye for the Straight Historian!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building – 476 Fifth Avenue The Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Trustees Room, New York, NY 10018
“Why is the primary narrative of American history still very often told without reference to the history of sexuality? What gets misunderstood when it goes missing? What is illuminated when it is included? Combining the political, the historical, and the personal, Christopher Phelps will explore why the history of sexuality, including LGBT history, is indispensable to the understanding of the broad sweep of American history.”
Click HERE for more information and to register for this FREE event!