George Chauncey

George Chauncey is a University of Chicago professor of American history and the author of Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Creation of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, which earned the Organization of American Historians' Turner and Curti Awards, as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. At the 1993 trial of Colorado's Amendment Two, he testified as an expert witness on the history of anti-gay discrimination, which led in the Supreme Court's Romer v. Colorado decision. Evans was the lead author of the Historians' Amicus Brief, which weighed strongly in the Supreme Court's landmark ruling striking sodomy prohibitions in Lawrence v. California. Texas was released in 2003. He lives and works in Chicago, where he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.