Cornell University

Sexual State of the Union

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Lewis Auditorium
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Regardless of who is in the White House or what media channel we tune to, sexual politics in America are the most contentious and provocative issues of the day. In a talk commemorating the 25th anniversary of Cornell University Library’s Human Sexuality Collection, best-selling author Susie Bright addresses the current status quo of sexuality in the nation’s bedrooms and boardrooms, from their most personal to the most global consequences.

Susie Bright is the editor of "The Best American Erotica" series and host of the weekly audio show "In Bed with Susie Bright" on She has been a columnist for Playboy and Salon, and has been profiled in USA TODAY, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and Vanity Fair, among other publications. An international lecturer on sexuality and feminism, she won the 2004 Writer of the Year Award at the Erotic Awards in London.

Ms. Bright’s talk marks the kick-off of the Human Sexuality Collection’s year-long series of 25th anniversary events.

This event is co-sponsored by the Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies Program; the Society for the Humanities; the LGBT Resource Center; the Rose Goldsen Lecture Series; the Office of the Dean of Students, and Haven (The LGBTQ Student Union).