On November 21, Dr. Andreas Pretzel spoke at the University of Minnesota Andersen Library on ways of remembering the Nazi persecution of GLBT people. One of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, he discussed the Berlin Memorial’s dedication and recent desecration; the memorial street stones, which face the former residences of persecuted homosexuals; and his recent research on the only religious organization to hide and protect GLBT people from the Nazis during the Holocaust. The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies hosted the event.
Allan Spear Forum Features Mark Senak
At the University of Minnesota Law School’s Lockhart Auditorium on December 1, the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) commemorated World AIDS Day by hosting speaker Mark Senak. A health-care-policy expert and attorney, he provided a meaningful look back at the past 25 years, and a look forward to HIV/AIDS challenges that still need to be addressed. The event was part of MAP’s Allan Spear Forums, named in honor of the late senator who was a champion of enlightened HIV/AIDS policy in Minnesota.