Monthly Archives: September 2015

New Production Grant

The foundation is pleased to announce an award to InViolet, a New York City–based theater company. Beginning September 19, InViolet will present the world premiere production of Sommerfugl, by Bixby Elliot. Set in Europe in the 1920s, the play is inspired by the true story of Einar Wegener, the first person ever to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

Dr. Herukhuti’s “My Brother’s a Keeper” Will Receive Staged Reading at NYU

Playwright Dr. Herukhuti, who participated in the playwriting workshop at Lambda Literary Foundation’s 2015 Emerging Writers Retreat, has announced that his play My Brother’s a Keeper will receive a staged reading at New York University later this month. A series of grants from the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation are funding the playwriting workshop; Dr. Herukhuti worked on My Brother’s a Keeper during this summer’s retreat. The staged reading, directed by the playwright, will be the finale event in New York City’s 2015 Bisexual Awareness Week (September 20–26).

Date: Saturday, September 26th
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: 244 Greene Street (on the NYU campus), Manhattan

Admission is free, but seating is limited. To make a reservation, visit

Dr. Herukhuti is a writer, cultural studies scholar, and activist. He is the author of Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality and Spirituality, vol. 1, and coeditor of the award-winning anthology Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men. He is the founder and chief erotics officer (CEO) of Center for Culture, Sexuality and Spirituality, a social enterprise dedicated to cultivating sexual-spiritual empowerment, and he serves as editor-in-chief of the center’s webjournal,