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HOW SAME-SEX LOVE SHAPED THE GREAT CITIES OF EUROPE

OUT PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS PROFESSOR ANDREW LEAR ON THE HIDDEN ROLE OF SAME-SEX LOVE IN SHAPING EUROPE’S GREAT URBAN CENTERS.

Rome, Florence, Pompeii, Athens, Delphi, Berlin — all great places to visit, rich with fascinating history and fabulous art.

But are you aware of the key role that same-sex love played in shaping these urban centers? And of the roles that they, in turn, have played in creating gay history?

On Thursday, March 28, Out Professionals presents Professor Andrew Lear with “LGBT Secrets of Europe’s Museums and Monuments.” A longtime OP favorite for his private “Gay Secrets” tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lear has taught art history and Classics at Harvard, Columbia and NYU.

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Tonight Professor Lear focuses on European museums and monuments with roles in gay history. He discusses historical figures and relates stories behind historical events and great art, uncovering hidden meanings.

During the evening you discover:

  • Which gay couple founded the world’s first democracy?
  • Which emperor’s boy toy became a god?
  • What was the first nude statue of the Renaissance?
  • Which Christian saint did Japanese author Yukio Mishima venerate?
  • What was the world’s first gay rights organization?
  • Who was Berlin’s coolest gay, Jewish, anti-Nazi resistance fighter?
  • And what was the ballsiest thing he did?

Professor Andrew Lear is the founder of Oscar Wilde Tours, the first company to offer tours focused on LGBT history, and the winner of the Travel Industry’s 2016 Travvy Award for best escorted tour operator, LGBT; and of the Luxury Travel Guide’s 2016 award, LGBT Tour Operator of the Year.

WHERE
The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Subway: 1/2/3, A/C/E or F/M to 14th Street; L to 6th or 8th Avenue. We meet in Room 210, the bookstore operated by BDSQD (Bureau of General Services-Queer Division).

WHAT’S UP
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking and seat selection. From 7 to 9 p.m., slide presentation, discussion, Q&A. Beverages available on your own in the LGBT Center lobby.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $20. Dues-paying Individual or Business Member of Out Professionals, $10 with advance registration; $15 at the door, if available. Event limited to 40 attendees. Pre-registration is highly recommended and closes at noon on March 28. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Please print and pocket a copy of your online receipt. Thanks!

JOIN NOW — ATTEND FREE!
Enjoy a 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership PLUS one ticket for tonight — just $65. Individual membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. Or choose the enhanced benefits of Business Membership ($125): Enjoy free admission tonight and by registering in advance, enjoy free or discounted admission at a year’s worth of other OP seminars and workshops. All sales final.

Date: March 28
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:
LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014 United States