2I, George Chauncey, hereby depose and state as follows:
BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS
I am a Professor of History at Yale University, where I have taught since2006. My testimony will relate to my opinions as an expert in the history of the UnitedStates in the twentieth century and gender, homosexuality, sexuality, and civil rights inthe United States, with a particular focus on the history of discrimination experienced bygays and lesbians in the United States. I have actual knowledge of the matters stated inthis affidavit and could and would so testify if called as a witness. My background,experience, and list of publications from the last 10 years are summarized in mycurriculum vitae, which is attached as Exhibit A to this affidavit.2.
Prior to 2006 I was a Professor of History at University of Chicago forfifteen years, from 1991 through 2006. I am the author of
Gay New York: Gender, UrbanCulture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940
(New York: Basic Books,
1994), which won the Organization of American Historians‘ Merle Curti Award for the
best book in social history and Frederick Jackson Turner Award for the best first book inany field of history, the
Los Angeles Times
Book Prize in History, and Lambda LiteraryAward. I am also the author of
Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today’s Debate
over Gay Equality
(New York: Basic Books, 2004), coeditor of three books and special journal issues, including
Hidden From History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
(NAL, 1989), and the author of numerous articles, which are listed in my CurriculumVitae, attached to this affidavit as Exhibit A.
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