An exhibit honoring the 50th Anniversary of The Stonewall Rebellion:
The iconic Stonewall Inn in New York City was a haven for the LGBTQ+ community and in the early hours of June 28th, 1969 it was raided by the police as it was on many occasions. That late evening was the final straw. The constant harassment and abuse caused the LGBTQ+ community to react and fight back. Riots began and lasted for several evenings and thus ignited the LGBTQ+ Liberation Movement. In commemoration of this night the first Pride March was organized by the Gay Liberation Front the following year, in June of 1970, and it is considered to be the most significant event leading to gay liberation and the "modern" fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
In conjunction with this exhibit, there will be a second exhibit in our Gallery Annex, showcasing the art of LGBTQ Youth. The theme revolves around the Stonewall anniversary but will be broad enough to allow all expressions.
Opening Reception is Saturday, August 17th from 5pm to 8pm
Exhibit dates are August 3rd to September 1st 2019