WSRP Research Associate 2021–22
University of Puget Sound
Hosting the Counterculture: Histories of Queer Episcopal New York
Following the 1969 Stonewall Riots, queer activists found an unlikely community center: The Church of the Holy Apostles (Episcopal) hosted most of New York’s gay organizations. Drawing from interviews and archival research, this project re-examines this notoriously secular moment to illuminate the unexpected ways that religion shaped queer organizing.
Heather White is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound, teaching in religious studies and in gender, queer and feminist studies. Heather is the author of Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) and co-editor (with Bethany Moreton and Gillian Frank) of Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).