We are pleased to invite you to a lecture by Ben Miller and Huw Lemmey, the hosts of Bad Gays, “a podcast about evil and complicated queers in history” and the authors of Bad Gays: A Homosexual History (Verso, 2022).

Friday, April 26, 2024
4:30 PM

You can get 3 OZN points for participating in this event.

This keynote lecture accompanies the Status Quo / Status Queer student conference, organized by Gender/Sexuality Research Group and Research Center for LGBT+ History and Identities, and funded by IDUB UW, ASC UW, and ISNS UW. 

To see the program (and more) visit the conference website.


Dobra 55, room 2.118
(the building features some mobility accommodations: ramp and lift)


Ben Miller is a writer and researcher. He is a Doctoral Fellow at the Graduate School of Global Intellectual History at the Freie Universität Berlin, has taught on queer history, literature, and visual cultures at the Humboldt Universität and Freie Universität, and is a regular contributor to the New York Times and Baffler. Since 2018, Ben has been a member of the board of the Schwules Museum in Berlin. His next book, a biography of the fashion designer Rudi Gernreich that doubles as a history of the counterculture’s travel from Europe to America and transition from a politics to a product, is under contract with W. W. Norton.

Huw Lemmey is a novelist, artist and critic living in Barcelona. He is the author of four books, including Bad Gays: A Homosexual History and Unknown Language, and his debut film, Ungentle, was released in 2022. He writes on sex, culture, history and cities for numerous magazines and journals including Frieze and Architectural Review. As an artist and filmmaker, his work has appeared at numerous international institutions and film festivals.


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