About the event

Join artist Yevgeniy Fiks and members of RUSA LGBT for a walk-through of the exhibition "The Lenin Museum", to explore the exhibition’s artworks as well as the stories behind them. This interactive tour will be followed by a performed reading of a letter sent in May 1934 from Harry Whyte, the editor of Moscow’s English newspaper, The Moscow News, to Joseph Stalin just after the Soviet leader re-criminalized homosexuality. In the letter, Whyte raises the question, “Can a Homosexual be a Member of the Communist Party?” and explores the contradictions of Stalin’s decree from a Marxist-Leninist perspective.

Cosponsored by CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies; and Public Science Project.