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A History of Pride: Post-Stonewall Activism on View at the NYPL

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

After the Stonewall riots, gay rights activists got louder, stronger, more organized. Some groups, like the Gay Liberation Front, took on a broad political platform, joining forces with movements for civil rights and women's rights. Other groups, like the Radicalesbians, had a more focused agenda.

The New York Public Library's exhibition, 1969: The Year of Gay Liberation, puts those diverse points of view on display; through photographs, letters, posters and private correspondence. Time's running out to see the show: it closes on June 30.

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Homosexuals Are Different, 1960s, Mattachine Society of NY
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Stonewall Inn, 1969, Diana Davies, NYPL
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Gay Liberation Front on Times Square, 1969. Diana Davies, NYPL
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Protest on the NYU campus, 1970. Diana Davies, NYPL
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Marsha P. Johnson hands out flyers, NYU, 1970. Diana Davies, NYPL

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