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The Annual Stonewall Lecture


The Fifteenth Stonewall Lecture

"Fears, Fallacies, and Failures: How AIDS Became an Epidemic"

RESCHEDULED! Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:15 PM. Rockefeller Hall, Room 2 

Denise McWilliams is Executive Director of the New England Innocence Project. She was director of the Boston AIDS Consortium and the General Counsel for New England’s largest and oldest AIDS service organization.  In 1997, McWilliams oversaw and co-authored “Until There’s A Cure,” the first comprehensive plan for delivering services to people living with HIV in New England.

The Annual Stonewall Lecture is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

For more information about Ms.McWilliams' visit or the Stonewall Lecture, please contact Program Coordinator Cristen Brooks at


Previous Lecturers

Nancy D. Polikoff, "Marriage as Blind Spot: What Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy Doesn't Say about LGBT Parenting." (April 23, 2014)

Dean Spade, "Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law" (May 8, 2013)

Douglas Crimp, "Misfitting Together: Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls" (February 14, 2012)

Alison Bechdel, "Creativity and (or?) Community" (October 5th, 2010)

John D'Emilio, "Queering the Past: or, Richard Nixon: Gay Liberationist?" (October 29th, 2009)

Nan Hunter, "The Quality of Equality" (February 5th, 2009)

Mark Doty, "The Pressures of Reality: Writing in the Age of AIDS" (October 18th, 2007)

Amber Hollibaugh, "Sexual Danger, Sexual Hope: Political Possibilities" (October 3rd, 2006)

Samuel Delany, "Queer Thoughts on the Politics of Sex" (October 31st, 2005)

Jewelle Gomez, "Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, and Revolution" (January 24th, 2005)

Jonathan Ned Katz, "Making Sexual History: A Quarter Century of Work and Questions" (April 6th, 2004)

Esther Newton, "My Butch Career" (April 14th, 2003)

Kevin Cathcart, "Queer Today, Queer Tomorrow: The State of Lesbian & Gay Civil Rights" (February 19th, 2002)

Michael Bronski, "Queering Harry Potter: The Trouble with Normal" (September 19th, 2000)

Last Updated: 2/13/15