Donor Profile: Marcia Gallo

Every person who attends a CLAGS event, participates in a CLAGS reading group, or applies for one of CLAGS’s fellowships has a unique experience with our organization, and takes something very different away from that interaction. In an effort to highlight the diversity of our members’ experiences, CLAGSnews has instituted our new Donor Profile section that will share thoughts from members themselves about their involvement with CLAGS and why they feel it is important to be a member of our organization.
“CLAGS provides ways — both in New York and internationally — for activists and scholars to come together and share ideas that are crucial to the growth of our queer movements. Situated as it is within the City University of New York, at the Graduate Center, CLAGS also serves as a welcome home for students and faculty pursuing research and encourages organizing on CUNY campuses across the five boroughs. And it’s all done on a tight budget, raised via memberships and donations, by a dedicated core of staff and volunteers. We know that our annual gifts will be well used.”
– CLAGS members Marcia Gallo, Assistant Professor at Lehman College and author of the forthcoming Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement (Carroll & Graf.), and Anne Cammett, Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic.