We’re pleased to announce two NYC events with Ralf Dose, author of Magnus Hirschfeld: The Origins of the Gay Liberation Movement
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30-8pm
BORN THIS WAY?
The Radical Legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld and the Fight for LGBT Equality
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2114 (entrance over 40th St.)
New York, NY 10016
Dose will be joined by Steven Thrasher, a Contributing Editor at BuzzFeed. Thrasher was named Journalist of the Year 2012 by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association for his investigative feature writing in the New York Times, Village Voice and Out magazine.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION HERE.
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2pm
Magnus Hirschfeld: The Origins of the Gay Liberation Movement
a book talk at
The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
hosted by Cage
83A Hester Street
between Orchard and Allen Streets
New York, NY 10002
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. More info here.
“Before Kinsey there was Magnus Hirschfeld. In Nazi Germany he was demonized. He was Jewish, gay, and left-wing. This is the remarkable story of his pioneering contribution to sexological research, sexual law reform, feminism, and LGBT emancipation. Be inspired!”—Peter Tatchell, human rights & LGBT campaigner
“Magnus Hirschfeld is one of the forgotten giants of history. He can rightly be considered the founder of the first gay liberation movement, more than a century ago . . . Ralf Dose’s biography will help restore Hirschfeld and the movement he led to the pages of history. This history needs to be known.”—John D’Emilio, co-author, Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America
Cloth ISBN: 978-1-58367-437-6
Forthcoming in February 2014
“Elegant and erudite. This is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of Magnus Hirschfeld, the ‘Einstein of Sex’ in early twentieth-century Germany. Dose’s concise account is moving and suspenseful, chock full of revealing details on everything from trans rights to aphrodisiacs and contraceptives to new theories of orientation and desire.”—Dagmar Herzog, author, Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth-Century History
“The pioneer of the modern homosexual rights movement . . . Dose’s very readable short biography provides twenty-first century readers with the essential life and times of this charismatic figure.”—David Fernbach, author, The Spiral Path: A Gay Contribution to Human Survival
“Dose’s biography fills a major gap by providing the first fully informed study in English of Hirschfeld’s life and works. Objective and concise, it is a welcome addition to LGBT history.”—James Steakley, author, The Homosexual Emancipation Movement in Germany