ZAP!: A Virtual Tour of Post-Stonewall Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) Actions

June 16, 2020 | 6:30PM to 7:30PM

** FREE **

Formed in the immediate aftermath of Stonewall, the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) challenged the politics of civility with non-violent — but militant — resistance. GAA’s most famous tactic was the “zap,” a direct, public confrontation with a political figure, institution, or business regarding LGBT liberation, equality, and rights, designed to gain media attention.

Take a virtual tour guided by Project co-director Jay Shockley of the memorable and influential Zap sites throughout the city ranging from the April 1970 confrontation of Mayor Lindsay at the Metropolitan Museum, the 1971 engagement party at the New York City Marriage Bureau, and on through the end of 1972.

This event is made possible with generous support from American Express and Consolidated Edison, and NYC & Co. Foundation



6:25PM — Zoom check-in and chat

6:30PM — Kick-off by Project co-director Ken Lustbader

6:35PM — Virtual tour of Manhattan’s “zap” sites and history, with Project co-director Jay Shockley

7:00PM — Q&A

7:15PM — Conversation & Community



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  • For event security, check in begins at 6:25PM and discussion starts promptly at 6:30PM.