Date: 06/16/2014 - 06/29/2014
Time: All Day
Christopher Street between Greenwich Street and Greenwich Avenue
June is LGBT Pride and History Month, and GVSHP is proud to co-sponsor this educational exhibit in more than two dozen storefronts along Christopher Street – a street which, like Greenwich Village, played a crucial role for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its struggle for equality.
Stonewall 45 is made up of panels that combine text and imagery to tell the story of the Stonewall Riots and their significance: the context of anti-LGBT discrimination in the 1960’s; the actual events of June, 1969; and the political response that Stonewall unleashed, which has now earned its place in history.
Produced by Susanna Aaron and designed by Janean Lesyk, the text on the two dozen displays is written by David Carter, author of Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. Each includes photos, newspaper clippings, and historic visual documentation that tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights across the country up to, including, and in the wake of the Stonewall Riots. A website, stonewall45.org, will go live starting June 16.
Exhibition guides will be available in all of the participating shops. At a time when hundreds of thousands will be coming to New York for annual LGBT Pride celebrations, Stonewall 45 will educate visitors and locals alike about the shared history which brought us to this point, and invite everyone to take a closer look at Christopher Street and its merchants.
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