NYC: Yale GALA Carolyn Dinshaw Lecture (2/8/18)

The Yale GALA has graciously invited us to an event next Thursday (2/8) with a lecture (“Doing Medieval Sex Work in the 21st Century: A 14th Century Document and Its Afterlives”) from NYU Professor Carolyn Dinshaw, winner of the 2017-2018 Brudner Prize (awarded annually to an accomplished scholar, artist or activist whose work has made significant contributions to LGBT studies and communities).

Due to a generous donor, the event and reception are free and open to the public!

WHEN: Thursday, February 8 at 6pm-8pm
WHERE: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center – 208 W 13 St, New York, NY

For more info:

Rauner Library will add SpeakOut collection in 2019

SpeakOut, an oral history project on past LGBTQIA+ students at the College, will be added to Rauner Library’s Special Collections in early 2019. The project was announced last November and is a collaboration between the library, the history department and the Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni/ae Association.

Read the full article at

DGALA Annual Dues 2017-18

Hi DGALA members and friends! If you were planning on making a contribution to DGALA this tax year and haven’t, now is a great time to do it! A reminder that DGALA is an independent 501(c)(3) corporation, and we are dependent on your generous support to fund student initiatives like the DGALA Triangle Grants and Dartmouth PRIDE as well as our robust regional programming. We promise that your money is well spent. Thanks so much and happy new year!!

NYC: Whitney Tour & Drinks – “Queer Belonging” (2/23/18)

Join DGALA for the “No One Exists Alone: Queer Belonging” tour at The Whitney – exploring gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ perspectives. Afterwards, we will head around the corner for drinks (location TBD!). Hosted by Melanie Pastuck ’11.

Tour (w/ Teaching Fellow Aliza Shvarts) is free with Museum admission (Pay what you wish on Friday evenings)!

WHEN: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7pm
WHERE: Whitney Museum of American Art – 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY

SF: Gay Green Guacamole (1/11/18)

Kick off the new year with DGALA in SF at Uno Dos Tacos. We’ll have tables together and have plenty of food with margaritas, agua frescas or cervezas. DGALA Board members Lee Merkle-Raymond ‘86 and Shounak Simlai ‘05 will be hosting and we look forward to seeing you. If you are in town for the JPMorgan conference, come meet with the SF DGALA crowd.

WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST
WHERE: Uno Dos Tacos y Tequila – 595 Market St, San Francisco, CA
NOTE: The entrance is on 2nd Street, next to the bank.

Update on SpeakOut Project

Hi everyone! I am excited to update you on the status of SpeakOut, the oral history project on LGBTQIA+ life at Dartmouth, which is very close to my heart. Over the past few years, I have been collaborating with the Dartmouth College Library and the History Department to define this initiative and shape its mission and vision. Per the announcement in the link below, the College has selected SpeakOut to be an official part of Dartmouth’s 250th Anniversary celebration. With the College’s formal support, the project will benefit from generous budgetary and staffing resources.

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