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Stonewall 50: A Guide Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and LGBTQ History: Exhibits

Exhibition-related guide created to accompany "Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50" at The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rayner Special Collections Wing and Print Gallery, February 14 - July 13, 2019.

The Stonewall Riots were a flash point in LGBTQ history. After the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, the LGBTQ civil rights movement went from handfuls of pioneering activists to a national movement mobilizing thousands under the banner of Gay Liberation.

This exhibition illustrates this history through the photographs of Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, two pioneering photojournalists, who captured the pivotal events of this era and changed the ways that LGBTQ people perceived themselves. Featured alongside these images are other items from the Library’s vast archival holdings in LGBTQ history, including ephemera, periodicals, and more. Learn more about what is happening at the Library in honor of Stonewall 50.

February 14th, 2019 - July 14th, 2019

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rayner Special Collections Wing


Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, New York City. Diana Davies, 1969. Manuscripts and Archives Division.