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Bringing Personal Authenticity To The Classroom

The Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration that occurs on numerous campuses across the country, where graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students are formally recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments. Last month, Anisfield-Wolf SAGE Fellow Lisa Nielson was honored during Case Western Reserve University's ceremony with the Prizm Award, which honors faculty and staff members significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community. Her acceptance speech is reprinted here with permission.  In thinking about what I wanted to say this evening, I naturally gravitated to my identity as a teacher and scholar. To be effective as both, one also needs to be a storyteller. We connect to information and one another through our own experiences and the shared... Read More →

VIDEO: Lillian Faderman On Winning The 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Award For Nonfiction

From the Playhouse Square stage, Lillian Faderman began her acceptance of this year's nonfiction award with a story of how she discovered she won. After Faderman received an email from jury chair Henry Louis Gates requesting her phone number, her wife Phyllis Irwin remarked that he must be soliciting support for the Hilary Clinton campaign.Neither considered that he would be reaching out to tell her she had won this year's Anisfield-Wolf prize for The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. The skepticism was appropriate, Faderman remarked: "In the past, writers of LGBTQ history have seldom been recognized outside of our community as worthy of awards. So I'm doubly grateful to the AW jury for believing the time has come to regard LGBTQ history as part of American history." As is our... Read More →

Transgender Activists Push For Equality At City Club Forum

From L to R: Journalist and moderator Connie Schultz, Susan Becker, Professor of Law Emerita, Cleveland State; Henry Ng, Clinical Director, PRIDE Clinic; Stacey Parsons, facilitator at TransFamily Support Group; and Darius Stubbs, teaching artist An introspective, respectful and sold-out City Club audience gathered to consider the long march to equality for transgender people in Northeast Ohio. Activist Stacey Parsons spoke directly to the elected officials in the room: "Without your support, nothing can change. Your being here says so much to the community." Darius Stubbs, a Cleveland teaching artist, added that “public policy helps change the city and if changes are made there, then people have to evaluate where they stand personally." The session opened with Dr. Kevin Ng, who... Read More →
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