Community, Perversity and the Queer Left

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Community, Perversity and the Queer Left
January 17, 2019 6:30 PM
January 17, 2019 8:30 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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January 5, 2019
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States


Community, Perversity and the Queer Left: A political conversation about community, politics, sex and history. Verso Books’ recent re-publication of Jeffrey Escoffier’s American Homo and three other pioneering works by radical queer left thinkers published in the early 1980s is the occasion of a discussion facilitated by Christopher Mitchell, a professor of Gender Studies at Hunter College, with Jeffrey Escoffier, author of American Homo: Community and Perversity, on the relevance of the queer left today.


Copies of American Homo: Community and Perversity (along with the other three titles from set 17 of Verso’s Radical Thinkers series) will be available to purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!


Jeffrey Escoffier is on the faculty of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. His book, American Homo: Community and Perversity, was recently re-issued by Verso Books in its Radical Thinkers series. He the author of Bigger Than Life: Gay Porn Cinema from Beefcake to Hardcore and the editor of Sexual Revolution, an anthology of the most influential writing on sex from the 1960s and 70s. He is the former executive editor of Socialist Review. He was one of the founders and the Publisher of the pioneering LGBTQ journal OUT/LOOK from 1989 to 1992.


Christopher Mitchell is a historian of queer life in NYC and a professor of gender studies at Hunter College, CUNY.