Dr. J regularly speaks to audiences ranging from high school and college classes to community centers, corporations, and government agencies about the importance of LGBTQ+ history.
To see information about upcoming events, see the EVENTS page.
Dr. J has lectured at a range of venues and to diverse audiences on the following topics:
GAY RIGHTS IN THE POST-HOLOCAUST WORLD
- Plaid, Inc., for Pride Month (virtual; June 2021)
- Cara-Friend, an organization that empowers the LGBTQ+ community in Northern Ireland (virtual; Jan. 2021)
- Florida International University (Miami, Florida; Jan. 2020) [read the newspaper coverage!]
- Capital One Financial Corporation for Pride Month (global headquarters, Mclean, Virginia; June 2018)
THE FATE OF LGBTQ+ PEOPLE IN NAZI GERMANY
- United Kingdom Department of Transport for International Holocaust Memorial Day (virtual; Jan. 2021)
- Queer Lives & Black Racial Identities in Nazi Germany with Dr. Clarence Lusane (Howard University) at Albright College (April 2022)
- Les “Oublie-e-s” de la Memoire (The “Forgotten Ones” of Memory) for a series of lectures, discussions, and ceremonies in Paris to commemorate the LGBTQ victims of the Holocaust (Paris, France; March 2018)
Dr. J engages with communities by participating in discussions and dialogue about the important role of LGBTQ+ history in life today.
- US Library of Congress for “Stonewall 50: Panel Discussion on LGBTQ+ Research (Washington, DC, June 2019) [watch the panel!]
- Count Their Names: The Nazi Persecution of LGBTQ People – International Holocaust Remembrance Day event co-hosted by Congregation Rodeph Shalom, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, JProud, and the William Way LGBT Community Center.
- Toronto’s Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre for a discussion of historical and contemporary homophobia, together with Michelle Douglas, Exec. Director of Canada’s LGBT Purge Fund (virtual; June 2021)
- Olney Theatre Center for a discussion of the historical period represented in the play Cabaret, together with Dr. Katarin Sieg, Professor at Georgetown University (Olney, Maryland; Aug. 2019)
- OutWrite Literary Festival: panel moderator for: Stonewall’s Long Shadow: Activism, Writing, and Queer Identity (Washington, DC; Aug. 2019)
- The DC Center for the LGBT Community: discussion on “Hidden Histories: Writing, Research, & Queer Lives” (Washington, DC; Aug. 2019)
Dr. J has been interviewed by multiple organizations and individuals about his research, including:
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Please note that all speaking engagements and consultations are done in Dr. Newsome’s personal capacity as a public scholar,
and are not affiliated with his employer in any way.