What new politics and ethical imperatives emerge when the rights of lesbian and gay people begin to gain traction, and when the state becomes a partner in defending those newly-won rights? In Dating the State: The Moral Hazards of Winning Gay Rights, just published by the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, I offer a critical […]

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a leading global grant-making mechanism exclusively dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls in all its forms. It supports effective initiatives that demonstrate that violence against women and girls can be systematically addressed, reduced and, with persistence, eliminated. Each year, the […]

Black sexualities have been constructed as a site of sexual panic and pathology in U.S. culture. Viewed as a threat to normative ideas about sexuality, the family, and the nation, Black sexualities are intimately linked to and regulated by political and socioeconomic discourses and institutions. In fact, as legal scholar Adrienne Davis shows, slavery provided […]

Creating Change 2013! Join Russell and Sue in Atlanta and experience the greatest Creating Change conference ever! The 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change is coming to Atlanta, Georgia and the Hilton Atlanta, January 23–27, 2013. What’s Creating Change? Only the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

CLAGS Spring 2013 Events


December 11th, 2012

a talk by Ann Cvetkovich December 13, Thursday 6 to 8 pm Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Ann Cvetkovich, English, University of Texas at Austin Introduction by Cristina Beltrán, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University In Depression: A Public Feeling, Ann Cvetkovich combines memoir and critical essay in […]

a talk by J. Jack Halberstam December 11, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor J. Jack Halberstam, American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California In Gaga Feminism, Jack Halberstam locates Lady Gaga as less an icon than an avatar for new forms of gender […]

The Clinic filed amicus briefs on behalf of the plaintiffs in both cases at earlier stages in the litigation Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu New York, December 7, 2012—The Columbia Law School Sexuality & Gender Law Clinic responds to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to hear United States v. Windsor, a constitutional challenge […]

Online registration for the March 1st Symposium Honoring the Contributions of Patricia Williams is now available here. New York State CLE credits will be provided for this event.  If you would like to receive CLE reading materials, please specify so on the registration page.          

Call for Proposals/Abstracts: “Challenging Punishment: Race, Public Health, and the War on Drugs” (4-5 October 2013, New York City) Donna Murch, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University (dmurch@history.rutgers.edu) Samuel Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor of History (Columbia University) and Sociomedical Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health) (skroberts@columbia.edu) ***Please submit a detailed abstract of no more […]

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