The Robert Giard Fellowship Comes Home to the Hamptons
A Benefit with Guest of Honor Mark Doty
Sunday, August 24, from 5-7 p.m.
at the home of Sue Shapiro 280
Gerard Drive, East Hampton, NY
Please join us for the Robert Giard Foundation’s first event on the East End, a benefit for the Robert Giard Fellowship, with guest of honor, American poet and memoirist Mark Doty, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry.
This is an exciting homecoming...
Michael Callen, 1987
Singer, songwriter, author, and AIDS activist Michael Callen was born in 1955 in Rising Sun, Indiana, and was raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended Boston University on a music scholarship and graduated in 1977. After college, he moved to New York, singing in cabarets and with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. First diagnosed with AIDS in 1982, he became a significant voice during the early response to the AIDS crisis. He was a founding member of the...
Storme DeLarverie, 1999
Singer, male impersonator, and lesbian activist Storme DeLarverie was born in New Orleans in 1920 to an African American mother and white father. She was a pivotal figure in the riots at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in 1969. Although rumors that she threw the first punch cannot be confirmed, her participation in the uprising and her continued activism led her to be recognized as a forceful presence in the modern gay rights movement. DeLarverie started performing as a...