Meet the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project Team at History UnErased’s Virtual Soirée!

September 13, 2022 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

On September 13th (7:30pm-8:30pm) Project co-directors Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader, and project manager Amanda Davis, will join friends and collaborators at History UnErased for a virtual interactive multimedia soirée and discussion!

History UnErased is an education nonprofit founded in 2015 by veteran classroom teachers to provide K-12 schools with curriculum and training to teach LGBTQ-inclusive history as it intersects with race, gender, and nationality within the mainstream curriculum.

In 2017, the Project was contacted by History UnErased about using its interactive map content as a curriculum tool to further the Project’s goal of bringing LGBTQ historic places to life to reveal a broader story of American history and culture. The Project subsequently presented its work to public school teachers at an NYC Department of Education conference, and began site visits at area schools to bring LGBTQ-centered history around arts and culture, education, science, and more, into the classroom.

Register now to learn more about this history, and to meet people doing vital work toward a mission shared by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project: Making an invisible history visible.

And don’t forget to come prepared with your favorite sips and snacks!


Exploring History and Advocacy at the People’s Beach at Jacob Riis Park

August 18, 2022 | 12pm - 1pm

Virtual event (Zoom)
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Jacob Riis Park
Photo by David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons

What are spaces of freedom, community, and expression? Do they form naturally, or can we create them? How can we designate, document, and defend these spaces now and in the future?

Join MAS as we explore these ideas with a virtual conversation about the People’s Beach at Jacob Riis Park. The People’s Beach has long been a beloved space for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. A recently announced city plan threatens to knock down a long-abandoned medical center that helped cultivate this stretch of beach as a safe haven. What would that mean for the beach and its role as a protected place for queer culture, queer history, and queer community?

The conversation will engage artists, historians, journalists, and activists in a discussion on the importance of the space, and how we can document, celebrate, and protect community spaces at Jacob Riis Park, and beyond.

Ceyenne Doroshow, GLITS
Jahlove Serrano, GLITS
Ken Lustbader, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
Annie Iezzi, Freelance Journalist
Katie Honan, THE CITY
Chris Berntsen, Photographer

Spencer Williams, MAS