Kelly Cogswell: Last Lesbian Standing

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Yale Divinity School - SG 58 See map
Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Nov 7, 5:30 pm, Yale Divinity School, SG 58

Kelly Cogswell
Last Lesbian Standing: Language, Community-Building, and the Meaning of the Universe, 25 years after the Lesbian Avengers
(Funding provided by the the Wallace-Sexton LGBT Studies Fund)
 
A founding member of the Lesbian Avengers, and organizer of the first Dyke March ever, Kelly Cogswell will share clips from the 1993 documentary film Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too, and talk about the state of the global lesbian nation, including the impact of changing language, perceptions of gender, and why we still need a lesbian movement.
 
Now a multimedia journalist, Kelly Cogswell followed up her fire-eating stint in the Avengers by co-founding the pioneering, The Gully online magazine, offering, “queer views on everything.” Her column in New York’s Gay City News has been recognized by the New York Press Association. Her memoir, Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger, spanning the twenty years from the Culture Wars through the War on Terror, was a Lammy award finalist. She lives in New York and Paris, but not simultaneously.