Revolution 8/13 | READINGS


Jason Baumann, The Stonewall Reader (New York: Penguin, 2019).

Che Gossett, “Che Gossett on AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya’s legacy and the intersections between all movements for liberation,”June 13, 2010.

Jack Halberstam, Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018).

Vito Russo, “Why We Fight,” Albany, NY, May 9, 1988.

Eric Stanley, Introduction to Atmospheres of Violence (Durham: Duke University Press, 2021).

Bernard E. Harcourt, “You Are Entering a Gay and Lesbian Free Zone: On the Radical Dissents of Justice Scalie and Other (Post-) Queers [Raising Questions About Lawrence, Sex Wars, and the Criminal Law],” Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 94, no. 3 (Spring 2004): 503-550.

Primary Sources

AIDS Network, Vito Russo, “The ACT UP Founding Document and Speech,” March 1987, May 8, 1988,

NYU Occupation: Street Transvestites for Gay Power Statement,” October 1970,

Sylvia Goes to College & STAR Takes Over NYU,” February 20, 2012,

NYU LGBTQ+, “Occupy Weinstein Hall 50: From Occupation to Present-Day LGBTQ+ Life at NYU,” October 24, 2020,

Ortez Alderson, “On Being Black, Gay, and in Prison: ‘There Is No Humanity,'”

Additional readings:

José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (New York: NYU Press, 2019).

Stephen Dillon, Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State (Durham: Duke University Press, 2018).

Regina Kunzel, Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).Sarah Schulman, Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 (New York: Macmillan, 2021).