PHOTO: front page headline of an Oregon State University student newspaper article by Megan Campbell, "Queer courses developing on, off campus, expanding to a minor program," Barometer, Jul. 10, 2013, p. 1-2. Also see the previous editorial by Staff, "Queer studies: great addition to OSU," Barometer, June 5, 2013 and an article by Irene Drage, "Rainbows, glitter, short-shorts in the pride parade," Barometer, posted June 4, 2013, which mentioned my Oregon State University Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld Fund Agreement that I have created to fund research at OSU concerning humans or animals with a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.
PHOTO: In honor of Magnus Hirschfeld, I created the Oregon State University Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld Fund Agreement to fund research at OSU concerning humans or animals with a minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Shown above, Berlin university students carrying away the library from the home of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) on May 6, 1933 for a May 10-11 Nazi book burning, (New York Herald Tribune, May 17, 1933). Magnus Hirschfeld was targeted by Nazis due to his pioneering research into homosexuality and gender. My grandmother clearly recalled being in Germany at this time, when my grandfather was giving lectures on his colloid chemistry research at a Berlin university. My grandmother also vividly described the boat they left on back to America that had to be escorted by German submarines because Germany had become so politically unstable.
See previous posts OSU School of Language, Culture and Society is perfect for OSU Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld Fund (2/19/12), Gay marriage boosts Pride turnout in Corvallis, Oregon (6/30/13) and New queer studies professor, OSU Magnus Hirschfeld Fund and OutHistory mentioned in student paper (7/7/13)
Some other interesting reading:
- The birthday of the gay Oregon State University football player is mentioned in the post by Jim Burroway, "The Daily Agenda for Thursday, July 11," boxturtlebulletin.com posted Jul. 11, 2013 - "Esera Tuaolo: 1968. The Samoan from Hawaii was an NFL defensive lineman for nine years, beginning with the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. After a stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1997, he went to Atlanta, where he reached the Super Bowl in 1999. He ended his career the following season with the Carolina Panthers. In 2002, he announced that he is gay on HBO's Real Sports, making him the third NFL player to come out (after David Kopay and Roy Simmons). In 2006, he released his autobiography, Alone in the Trenches: My Life As a Gay Man in the NFL, and he has actively campaigned on ending homophobia in sports. In 2010, he was arrested on a domestic violence charge with his boyfriend, but those charges were dropped with his boyfriend saying it was all a misunderstanding." See previous post OSU gay football player Esera Tuaolo boyfriend troubles (8/2/12).
- "Bookstore parking lot gone as work starts on OSU Student Experience Center," Gazette-Times, Jul. 9, 2013
- A map of construction projects at OSU is available at http://tinyurl.com/lsx69lr - he Student Experience Center is one of many construction projects on campus this summer, including the new business building, Austin Hall and the Beaver Bookstore.
- Gabi Scottaline, "VAIN helps those diagnosed with AIDS," Barometer, July 10, 2013, p. 2 plus article on old-time AIDS activist by Andy Humm, "Larry Kramer Still a Spirited, Uncompromising Fighter," gaycitynews.com posted July 10, 2013