In the News

CLAGS Board member, Alisa Solomon and Marilyn Kleinberg Neimark celebrated their Brit Ahavah (Covenant of Love) on May 23, 1992 at Congregation B’Nai Jeshurun in Manhattan. Rabbi Marshall Meyer and Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon performed the ceremony, defying a recent decision by Judaism’s conservative movement not to sanctify gay and lesbian relationships.

Board member, Ann Haas Pollinger is the book editor for the new journal, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Ann requests that you submit articles or suggest books to be reviewed. You can contact her at (914) 948-7988 (See article in this newsletter on the new journal).

In June 1993, Board member Randy Trumbach will be one of four North American scholars who, together with four Dutch scholars, will do a month-long intensive course on “Polymorphology: Lesbian and Gay Sexualities in Cultural Praxis” at the University of Amsterdam.

CLAGS Director, Martin Duberman will be general editor of a series of non-fiction books primarily for gay and lesbian young adults (ages 14 to 19) to be published by Chelsea House. At a minimum, the series will consist of 30 biograpies of notable gay men and lesbians, and 10 “issues” books (“The Nature of Homophobia,” “Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past,” etc.). The first three titles are already contracted for and will appear in the fall of 1993. They are “The Life of James Baldwin” by Randall Kenan; “The Life of Willa Cather” by Sharon O’Brien; and “Gay Male and Lesbian Culture” by Donna Minkowitz.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will open on April 26, 1993. The museum is dedicated to presenting the story of all groups persecuted by the Nazis. In June 1992, the museum hired an openly gay man, Dr. Klaus Muller, to collect documents and testimonies, especially in Germany, and to maintain contact with the lesbian and gay research community in the United States and Europe.

If you have, or know of someone else who has, material on homosexual victims of Nazism, or if you know someone who witnessed the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust, please contact the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 717, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 822-6464 or fax (202) 861-0520, Joan Ringelheim, Director, Oral History Department. In Europe, contact Dr. Klaus Muller, University of Amsterdam, European Studies, Room 630, Spuistrasse 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, The Netherlands, telephone: 011-3120-6794133, or fax: 011-3120-5254429.

[Correction in following issue of the newsletter: “In the last newsletter, we erroneously reported that Ann Pollinger Haas was the book editor for the new periodical GLQ. In fact, she is the book editor for the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.”]