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Visitors to the Kinsey

Playright and Activist Larry Kramer

Invited to IU by the Department of Theater and Drama, Larry Kramer paid a special visit to The Kinsey Institute with his partner, architect David Webster. Best known for the play The Normal Heart, written in 1985 in response to the growing AIDS crisis, Mr. Kramer is a prolific writer and an outspoken gay rights and AIDS activist.  

This was Kramerís first visit to the institute; he was gratified to see the extensive holdings in the library and thrilled by the gallery and research collections.

Library explorations
David Webster, Larry and Liana Zhou uncover Kramer writings
Lincoln kissing
David and Larry liked the kissing Lincolns in the Love & War exhibit
Kinsey 6 on Larry Kramer
Proud owner of a "Kinsey 6" tshirt!

Aleksandar Štulhofer, University of Zagreb

The Kinsey Institute welcomed back affiliated faculty member Dr. Sasha Štulhofer for a one-month visiting fellowship this spring.

Dr. Aleksandar Štulhofer and Dr. Julia Heiman.

During his stay, he worked on two research projects: one mixed-methods study focusing on pain at heterosexual anoreceptive intercourse, and another examined the patterns of male sexual desire in a three-country dataset (Norway, Croatia, and Portugal). Both studies involved online surveying.

Currently, Dr. Štulhofer is coordinating an informal consortium of European sex researchers working on a new module proposal for the next round of the European Social Survey. The tentative title of the module is: Sexual attitudes, behaviors, and sexual health-related issues in a comparative European perspective.

In the Library

Among the numerous library patrons this spring were Yuriy Zikratyy from Concordia University, researching
the Thomas Painter collection and gay erotic cultures and sexuality, and John Money scholar Eli Vitulli from the University of Minnesota, researching the history of the incarceration of transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Eli Vitelli
Eli Vitelli
Yuriy Zikratyy
Yuriy Zikratyy


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