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Yale & NYC: Siddarth Gautam (Yale '85) is The Jim Brudner Prize Winner
written by Natasha, 10/11/12 9:51am
edited by Natasha, 9/25/19 12:52pm

At Yale on Monday, November 4 2019 4:30 PM onwards. FREE and open to the public. No RSVP required. Confirmed. In NYC on Wed, November 6, 2019 6 PM onwards. Tentative date Honors Siddarth Gautam (Yale '85) whose work repealed India's anti-sodomy law

Siddarth Gautam (Yale '85) is the 2019-20 James Robert Brudner ’83 Memorial Prize Winner

He was a lawyer, an early member of the ABBVA (AIDS Bhed Bhav Virodhi Andolan) and co-authored an important report that led to the repeal of India's anti-sodomy laws (377).  The ABBVA was the first organization in India to launch a legal fight for the rights of LGBT people.  
https://lgbts.yale.edu/news/201920-brudner-prize-awarded-posthumously-siddarth-gautam

 

1. At Yale University 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019.  4:30 PM  
Lecture 4:30 PM at Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT
Followed by cocktail reception. 
Cost: FREE and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

 
2. And In New York City - Date tentative.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019 6-8 PM.  Date tentative. Location TBA  


Siddarth Gautam (Yale '85) is the winner.  
https://lgbts.yale.edu/news/201920-brudner-prize-awarded-posthumously-siddarth-gautam

 

Siddhartha Gautam was a Yale alumnus and lawyer who was one of the early members of the ABBVA in India (AIDS Bhed Bhav Virodhi Andolan), and a co-author of the important report “Less Than Gay: A Citizen’s Report on the Status of Homosexuality in India” (1991). The work of Gautam and his colleagues in ABBVA initiated legal challenges to repeal 377 (India's anti-sodomy laws).   ABBVA was the first organization in India to launch a legal fight for the rights of LGBT people.  

 
More about 
Siddarth Gautam (Yale '85)

https://www.mansworldindia.com/culture/features/siddharth-gautam-lgbt-icon/
https://siddharthagautamdotcom.wordpress.com/page-2/

Photos: https://siddharthagautamdotcom.wordpress.com/photo-album/ 

   
The Brudner Prize, established in 2000, is awarded annually to an accomplished scholar, artist or activist whose work has made significant contributions to LGBT studies and communities.  The Brudner prize-winner gives a Prize Lecture at Yale (2-7-2018) and in New York City (on 2-8-2018 and organized by Yale GALA, Inc.) and comes with a $5,000 award. http://lgbts.yale.edu/brudner


The Brudner award is administered by LGBT Studies at Yale.   

Please join us in NYC and/or at Yale and meet our distinguished honorees

More event info: 
 
For info about the Jim Brudner '83 prize visit http://lgbts.yale.edu/brudner

 

 

About the Jim Brudner Yale '83 Memorial Prize 


The Jim Brudner Prize, established in 2000, is awarded annually to an accomplished scholar or activist whose work has made significant contributions to the understanding of LGBT issues or furthered the tolerance of LGBT people. The Brudner prize winner gives a Prize Lecture at Yale and in New York City. The prize comes with an award of $5,000.

James Brudner was an AIDS activist, urban planner, journalist, photographer and beloved Yale GALA Member. A man of wit and compassion, outsized knowledge and curiosity, Jim valued both academic inquiry and direct action. He spent 12 years as a policy analyst for the City of New York. He also earned an MA in journalism from New York University and wrote for various publications on gay and AIDS-related topics. Jim became a member of ACT UP, the Treatment Action Group, and other organizations after the death of his twin brother, Eric, of AIDS in 1987. He worked on treatment and prevention issues with the National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical corporations, and federal agencies. In his final years, he devoted much of his time to traveling the back roads of rural America with a camera. La Mama Gallery in New York mounted an exhibition of his photographs in 1997. Jim died of AIDS-related illness on September 18, 1998 at the age of 37. Through his will, he established the Brudner Prize at Yale as “a perpetual annual prize” for scholarship and activism on gay and lesbian history and contemporary experience.

For more information about the life of Jim Brudner '83, please visit: http://yamp.org/Profiles/JimBrudner

Recipients of the Jim Brudner '83 Prize:

2000   George Chauncey
2001   Lillian Faderman
2002   Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
2003   Jonathan Ned Katz
2004   Judith Butler
2005   John D’Emilio
2006   Matt Coles
2007   B. Ruby Rich
2008-2009 Cathy Cohen
2009-2010 Edwin Cameron
2010-2011 Mary Bonauto
2011-2012 David M. Halperin
2012-2013 Samuel R. Delany
2013-2014 Cherríe Moraga 
2014-2015 Richard Dyer
2015-2016 Susan O. Stryker
2016-2017 Issac Julien
2017-2018 Carolyn Dinshaw
2018-2019 Bill T. Jones
2019-2020 Siddharth Gautam, Yale '85 (awarded posthumously) 


About the Jim Brudner Prize: http://lgbts.yale.edu/brudner

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