The LGBTQ+ community has a long and vibrant history that predates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a key turning point in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement in the United States. Project co-directors Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader will share the history of sites in Brooklyn associated with LGBTQ+ culture and history from the 19th century to the year 2000. Using contemporary and archival images, attendees will gain a richer understanding of Brooklyn’s LGBTQ+ heritage, including such sites as Walt Whitman’s residence, Green-Wood Cemetery, Starlite Lounge, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and Transy House.
Open to the public.
This event is part of the BKLYN LGBTQ+ History Series. To help celebrate WorldPride NYC and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Brooklyn Community Pride Center is hosting a three-month series of book readings, talks, discussions, movie screenings, and other events to highlight the history of the LGBTQ+ community, especially as it happened in Brooklyn.