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1969: The Year of Gay Liberation

Gay Liberation Front – Photo by Diana Davies

1969 was a year of activism for the LGBT community in New York City, with the Stonewall Riots and creation of the Gay Liberation Front & Radicalesbians.  The New York Public Library (NYPL) has opened a new photography exhibit showing the birth of the new era and “outing” movements.  The exhibit shows the timeline from the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 to the first LGBT Pride March down Christopher Street in 1970.   The exhibit is open now through June 19, 2010.  For more information, visit NYPL’s website here.

If you’re in the city, definitely try to go by and visit.  NYPL always has wonderful photography exhibits – It’s become a ritual of sorts for me every time I visit New York.  I always make a pit stop for cupcakes at Crumbs in Bryant Park and then head over to check out NYPL’s latest photo exhibit!

On a side note, San Francisco’s pride week is just around the corner (June 26-27) – celebrating the 41st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  I’ll be posting more info about it as it comes up, but for now, you can get the details here: http://www.sfpride.org/

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This entry was posted on June 3, 2010 by in Gay Liberation, New York City, New York Public Library, Photography, SF Pride Week.

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