Making Gay History

Robert Giard’s photographs of early LGBTQ activists including Harry Hay, Dorr Legg, Dick Leitsch, and Martha Shelley are increasingly part of the Making Gay History Podcast website.  In the 1980’s historian Eric Marcus interviewed over 60 LGBTQ elders. These interviews became the basis of his 1992 book, Making Gay History. In 2016 he started to turn these warm, passionate, sometimes funny, sometimes sad and always compelling interviews into individual podcasts with new context notes. Listening to the podcasts,...

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Leonard Suryajaya — Artist Talk

Thursday October 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. This event is FREE! Leonard Suryajaya, Two Bodies, 2017, Archival Inkjet Print, 40 x 50 inches   Thursday October 25, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Parsons Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202 New York, NY 10011 Leonard Suryajaya, 2016-2017 Robert Giard Fellow, will present his latest work and talk about the process behind his lushly provocative art. Leonard Suryajaya uses photography, videos, and installation to test the boundaries of intimacy, community,...

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Recent Exhibitions

New York Book Launch for narrow distances

Ka-Man Tse, author of narrow distances, will be in conversation with Herb Hoi Chun Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions Thursday November 1st 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre St, New York, NY 10013 This event is the New York premier and book launch for narrow distances, photographs by Ka-Man Tse made between 2004-2018. Featuring essays, poetry and texts in both English and Chinese by Yau Ching, Kaitlin Chan, Ken Chen, Anita Wong, Dorothy Cheung, Alfa Chan, and an interview with Elle Pérez. Made between New York and Hong Kong, the book asks questions of place and home, identity, community, and subject-hood.  What does it mean to look, who has the right to look, what does it mean to be seen? narrow distances addresses a desire to negotiate multiple and diasporic identities within the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and LGBTQ communities. Free and Open to the public.

November 01, 2018 through November 01, 2018

The Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013

Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay & Lesbian Writers

Robert Giard's images from Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay & Lesbian Writers are at the Leslie Lohman Museum from April 25-May 20, 2018. These portraits commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Lambda Literary Awards and the annual Lambda Award Reading taking place at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. For more information visit  

April 25, 2018 through May 20, 2018

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 431-2609