Gay Shame and Gay Shame Conference Related Links

"Shame Bestowed at Pride"
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca; originally appeared in the June 6th edition
of the Philadelphia Gay News.

"Gay Shame--A Radical Queer Alternative"

by Mattilda (aka Matthew Bernstein Sycamore); originally appeared in the Summer 2002 edition of Slingshot.

"Gay Shame--A Challenge to Gay Pride"
by Sara Jaffe; Pacific News Service, June 25, 2002

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University

The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS
Dedicated to documenting and offsetting the immense loss wrought by
AIDS in all artistic disciplines and preserving the cultural legacy of the
AIDS crisis so that future generations can enjoy, study and engage
artworks as aesthetic achievements and historical documents.

Fever Films

Queer films that capture through various methods (and producers)
the erotics of relationships, hardcore sex, and oneiric desire.

Gay Shame San Francisco
A radical alternative to the gay mainstream and the increasingly
complacent left in search of nothing less than a new queer activism
that addresses issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, to counter
the self-serving “values” of the gay mainstream. We are dedicated to
fighting the rabid assimilationist monster of corporate gay “culture”
with a devastating mobilization of queer brilliance.

Vaginal Davis
ghetto androgenue, writer, performance/conceptual artist and composer

For further information,
contact David Halperin ( or Valerie Traub (

Sponsors of the Conference from
the University of Michigan

The Institute for
the Humanities

The Institute for Research on
Women and Gender

The Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Office of the
Vice President
for Research

Associate Dean
for Interdisciplinary Initiatives at the Rackham Graduate School

The Department of English Language and Literature

The Program in Comparative Literature

The Program in Women Studies

The Department of Romance Language and Literatures