Theme Proposal

Raising the Rainbow Flag Next to the American Flag

My research topic is centered on LGBT Americans in diplomacy. In this framework, diplomacy is defined as the official representation of the United States government sanctioned through the State Department. Diplomats serve in positions of public service, and represent their countries, its values, and its people. Selecting who represents a nation is a daunting process, […]

By |2019-05-19T16:49:15-05:00March 12th, 2019|Joanna, S 19, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Between public and secret: a brief history of cultural performance in gay bars in NY is a website which collects homosexual archives and represents queer culture. Since it was designed for appealing queer individuals and making archives tell stories, the web requires more gazes on small communities and cultural symbols. In this case, I would like to study gay bars in the New York City after the second world […]

By |2019-05-19T16:49:15-05:00March 12th, 2019|S 19, Shaoyu, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Topic Selection Proposal – History of the LGBT Community Center National History Archive

The research topic I intend to pursue my historical essay is the history of the LGBT Community Center National History Archive (the Center Archive) from its foundation to the present. The Center Archive is located in West Village, New York, and it holds a wide variety of media from the early 1920s such as photos, […]

By |2019-05-19T16:49:15-05:00March 10th, 2019|Eri, S 19, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Cindy – Theme Proposal

My first research topic is on interracial lesbian relationships in films and movies, specifically interracial black ones with other people of color. I had originally wanted to look into representations of interracial Black/Asian queer couples in media, but I had only managed to find one short film that dealt with queer blasian couples at all. […]

By |2017-03-01T17:43:58-05:00March 1st, 2017|Cindy, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Topic Proposal- The History of the Word Drag and it’s Future

Humans develop meaning making through experience they turn into language, which then are connected and translated into semantics. This understanding of human development is not only fascinating but also important in understanding change across cultures. It is also a fundamental understanding in performance of gender and in relation to identity. In my essays I really […]

By |2017-03-01T17:33:02-05:00March 1st, 2017|Amanda, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Theme Proposals

Topic 1 – Transgender Athletes in the United States

For my first topic, I will be assembling a timeline of transgender athletes in the United States. In recent years, a small number of high-level athletes have come out as trans and begun to compete in new divisions as they transition to a different gender. In some […]

By |2017-03-01T16:12:26-05:00March 1st, 2017|Kaidia, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

HIstorical Essays Proposal


For my historical essays, the two topics I chose are one, Asian Americans and Asian immigrants’ perspective on being part of the LGBT community, as well as the cultural clashes they have to face. The second topic would be comparing gay rights with civil rights in the U.S—the gay rights movement that learned from civil […]

By |2017-03-01T13:55:14-05:00March 1st, 2017|Christine, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Theme Proposal

History of LGBTQ Activism at NYU

For my first topic, I plan to research the history of LGBTQ activism at NYU. I plan to use the University Archives for information about the founding of the LGBTQ Center, as they recently donated their records to the University. I am also hoping to conduct […]

By |2017-03-01T13:00:28-05:00March 1st, 2017|Theme Proposal, Xena|0 Comments

Topic Proposal

Topic 1: Sex Education in the United States

I originally wanted to look at virginity in historical perspective: what is it? What counts as ‘losing your virginity’ and how does heteronormativity influence this topic? As I began my research, I had difficulty finding a way to contextualize virginity with evidence. Virginity is a nebulous thing, defined […]

By |2017-03-01T10:34:36-05:00March 1st, 2017|Joellen, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Proposals – Velez

Proposal One – Stonewall
For my first proposal, I would like to trace two historical retellings of the events that happened at the Stonewall Riots on June 28th 1965. The first account I would like to explore is that of David Carter in his novel Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution which is a […]

By |2017-03-01T07:41:24-05:00March 1st, 2017|Elizabeth, Theme Proposal|0 Comments
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