The American lgbtq+ Museum

The American lgbtq+ Museum A new collaboration dedicated to preserving, researching, and sharing LGBTQ+ history and culture.
(2)

"Any time you write a book where you write about your truth, there are going to be people who want to silence that truth...
09/28/2023

"Any time you write a book where you write about your truth, there are going to be people who want to silence that truth." - George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue

RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/quietingq***rreads

Join the American LGBTQ+ Museum in partnership with the Queens Public Library during Banned Booked Week [Oct 1-7] for a conversation around the importance of telling our own stories and what writers need in this moment. Raquel Willis, Cory Silverberg, Maya Gonzalez, Brenda Bowen, Asher MacInnis-Call, and Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz will discuss the history of book banning in the U.S., and the impact of censorship and erasure for LGBTQ+ youth.

Book banning has been implemented as a method of censorship for centuries in the United States. However, recent waves of bans on young adult and children’s titles are more alarming than ever. About 2500 titles have been banned from schools in the last year, impacting 4 million students across 5,000 schools – many of those titles featuring protagonists of color and/or characters who reflect the LGBTQ+ experience.

**This is a hybrid event. The panel will be taking place virtually via Zoom and will be live-streamed to our in-person attendees proceeding zine-making.**

Join us at 6PM ET at the Queens Public Library’s Central Branch to participate in a hands-on, zine-making workshop, led by learner, educator, and zine maker Neta Bomani. All materials will be provided. All ages are welcome and no prior experience with zine-making is required.

Event Schedule:

5PM – 6PM Virtual Panel Conversation | RSVP at http://bit.ly/quietingq***rreads | Join us at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, to view the live-stream in-person

6PM – 7PM In-Person Zine-Making Workshop | RSVP here to attend |at Central Library, Main Lobby, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Panelists:

Neta Bomani | Learner, educator, zine maker, and co-director at the School for Poetic Computation and Sojourners for Justice Press

Brenda Bowen | Veteran agent at The Book Group who represents a rich, diverse, and widely-banned list of award-winning books for young readers

Maya Gonzalez | Award-winning children’s book artist and author, cofounder of Reflection Press - a POC, q***r, and trans owned independent publishing house, and creator of the Gender Wheel

Asher MacInnis-Call | ACLM at Queens Public Library focusing on LGBTQ+ materials, particularly in the children's room

Cory Silverberg | Educator and author of an award winning series of q***r books for kids about s*x and gender

Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz | Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Engagement, NYU Division of Libraries; Black Le***an Community Archivist; Volunteer at the Le***an Herstory Archives

Raquel Willis | Award Winning Author, Media Strategist, Activist

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be cancelling this program. See you at the next one!———Next Friday (8/2...
08/16/2023

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be cancelling this program. See you at the next one!

———

Next Friday (8/25), hear galvanizing first hand stories of q***r Fire Island history at the landmark Arts Project of Cherry Grove.

Free with RSVP: https://bit.ly/fire-island-stories

The 5:30pm ferry from Sayville will have you there on time! https://www.sayvilleferry.com/cherry-grove

Fire Island Stories was developed by the American LGBTQ+ Museum in partnership with the Arts Project of Cherry Grove and I'm From Driftwood.

We’re excited to join LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana’s Frank Perez tomorrow for a virtual panel and presentation on...
07/24/2023

We’re excited to join LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana’s Frank Perez tomorrow for a virtual panel and presentation on the deadliest fire in New Orleans’ history, a still-unsolved arson attack on the Up Stairs Lounge. RSVP and meet the panelists below — we’ll see you on Zoom!

Free with RSVP: https://bit.ly/upstairs-lounge-attack

**Courtney Sharp (she, her) was the first transgender member of the national PFLAG Board of Directors and has been a transgender activist since the mid-1990s. She served on the Board of Directors for LAGPAC, Mayor Marc Morial’s LGBT Advisory Committee, and served in leadership positions during efforts to include protections for gender identity in the City of New Orleans from 1995 to 1998. The City Council passed the ordinance amending Chapter 86 of the Human Relations Code.

**Clayton Delery (he, him) is the author of “Out for Q***r Blood: The Murder of Fernando Rios and the Failure of New Orleans Justice,” which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in LGBT+ Nonfiction. His previous book, “The Up Stairs Lounge Arson,” was named Book of the Year by the La Humanities.

**Robert W. Fieseler (he, him) is a NLGJA Journalist of the Year and the acclaimed nonfiction author of “Tinderbox.” As a Mellon Fellow at Tulane University, he’s working on his second q***r history book, a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. He graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia Journalism Review and also serves on the board of LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana.

**Moderator Frank Perez (he, him) is the co-founder and Executive Director of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana. He is also a writer, historian, educator, public speaker, small-business owner, and tour guide who has authored several books on New Orleans q***r history, the most recent of which is “Political Animal: The Life and Times of Stewart Butler.” He is a columnist for Ambush Magazine and French Quarter Journal.

The UpStairs Lounge was a refuge of love and acceptance in the New Orleans community until, in a matter of 19 minutes, i...
07/21/2023

The UpStairs Lounge was a refuge of love and acceptance in the New Orleans community until, in a matter of 19 minutes, it became a site of tragedy and rejection.

The deadliest fire in New Orleans history was not considered a top priority by police — one officer told a reporter, “This was, after all, a q***r bar” — and no elected officials made public comments. Archbishop Philip Hannan denied the victims Catholic funerals, and radio commentators joked that the victims’ remains should be buried in fruit jars. The arson that caused the fire remains officially unsolved to this day.

This Tuesday, July 25, join Courtney Sharp, Clayton Delery, Robert W. Fieseler, and moderator Frank Perez (LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana) for a virtual panel on the deadliest crime against LGBTQ+ people until 2016’s Pulse Nightclub massacre. Presented in partnership with LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana.

Free with RSVP: https://bit.ly/upstairs-lounge-attach

**warning: sensitive content will be shared

 , we joined New-York Historical Society and NewFest for a screening of Ryan White’s Oscar-shortlisted short film Coded:...
07/19/2023

, we joined New-York Historical Society and NewFest for a screening of Ryan White’s Oscar-shortlisted short film Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker (2021), which focuses on J.C. Leyendecker as one of the most prominent artists of his time, whose story is now largely forgotten.

A renowned commercial artist best known for his Arrow collar ads and his The Saturday Evening Post covers, his coded imagery spoke directly to the gay community and laid the foundation for LGBTQ+ representation in advertising today.

Thanks to panelists Jari Jones, Ignacio Darnaude, Devon Hong and Marcos Chin for their conversation around New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit Under Cover: J.C. Leyendecker and American Masculinity on view through August 13.

Anyone else already looking forward to   2024!? Thank you to everyone who stopped by our festival booths across Staten I...
07/18/2023

Anyone else already looking forward to 2024!? Thank you to everyone who stopped by our festival booths across Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan in June to learn more about the , and to those who signed up for our Founding Membership or joined our mailing list!

Of course, it’s not too late to sign-up for both, links below. 😉 📸 Leandro Justen

Become a founding member: https://bit.ly/become-founder
Join our mailing list: https://bit.ly/lgbtq-museum-enews

June was a *celebration* of the spirit at the heart of Pride Month that continues all year long — 24/7, 365. The work never stops!

07/14/2023

Hear our origin story! Our executive director Ben Garcia joined Hannah Hethmon on her "We the Museum" podcast to talk about our early planning process, the task of creating a museum flexible enough that it resonates with every visitor, regardless of their intersection of identities, and where we are in the planning planning stages for welcoming visitors to our space at New-York Historical Society in 2026. Hannah Hethmon is an inveterate chronicler of the museum world and asks great questions, so there's a lot to digest here.

Listen now: https://bit.ly/wethemuseum

We had a wonderful time watching “The Stroll” last week at New-York Historical Society! And thanks to film producer Matt...
07/05/2023

We had a wonderful time watching “The Stroll” last week at New-York Historical Society! And thanks to film producer Matt Wolf, director Kristen Lovell and Christy Brown, Egyptt LaBeija, Brenda Valentin, and Jeremiah Moss for a great conversation.

Make sure you watch this important documentary, which uses archival footage and interviews to center the perspective of s*x workers in NYC’s Meatpacking District (Meatpacking District) in the early 1990s-2000s. Go watch on Max now!

We were honored to partner with New-York Historical Society and the European Union at the UN – New York for a great even...
07/02/2023

We were honored to partner with New-York Historical Society and the European Union at the UN – New York for a great event last week with Ambassador Olof Skoog, head of the EU delegation to the UN; New-York Historical Society’s Louise Mirror; Maria Belén Correa, founder and director of the AMT Archive of Trans Memory; and moderator Dr. Hugo Benavides.

During “Inspiring New Generations: Record the Past to Build the Future,” our executive director, Ben Garcia, had a wonderful conversation with Maria Belén Correa on the importance of documenting and archiving LGBTQ stories. And we thank the Ambassador for his important remarks on how the European Union is standing up for LGBTQ+ rights at the United Nations. 📸 Leandro Justen

Last Thursday, the people came out to connect with the Meatpacking District and its denizens during an era that laid the...
06/28/2023

Last Thursday, the people came out to connect with the Meatpacking District and its denizens during an era that laid the foundation for what the neighborhood is today! It was a wonderful opening night for “A District Defined: Streets, S*x, and Survival,” now at 401 Gallery.

This first-of-its-kind photography exhibition examines the Meatpacking District’s rich history of q***r nightlife in the late 80s and 90s and features artists Lynsey Addario, Jill Freedman, Lola Flash, Efrain Gonzalez, T.L. Litt, Joseph Rodríguez, Katsu Naito, and Catherine McGann.

It’s on view now through July 19 — go see it at 401 West 14th Street. Did we mention you’ll be supporting us by doing so? Portions of proceeds from photographs and merchandise will go to the . 📸 courtesy Meatpacking District

And this Thursday, June 29, we’ll be hosting a DJ set from 6p-8p!

See more from opening night and learn more about the show: https://bit.ly/401gal-opening

The   and New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History invite you to a conversation around award-winning doc...
06/26/2023

The and New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History invite you to a conversation around award-winning documentary “The Stroll,” which centers the perspective of trans s*x workers in the 1990-2000s era Meatpacking District (Meatpacking District).

RSVP for free: https://bit.ly/thestroll-rsvp

The film uses archival footage and interviews to evoke a time when trans New Yorkers were not legally protected from discrimination in the workplace, housing, or public services. Many trans women turned to s*x work in order to survive and relied on each other to build a fiercely protective community that persisted in the face of police surveillance, violence, and gentrification.

Producer Matt Wolf will moderate a conversation with co-director Kristen Lovell and interviewees Christy Brown, Egyptt LaBeija, Brenda Valentin, and Jeremiah Moss. Please join us after the program for a light reception with the panelists in celebration of the film’s premiere on HBO and Max.

Tonight (6:30pm) at New-York Historical Society, you can watch an early screening of a powerful new PBS documentary abou...
06/23/2023

Tonight (6:30pm) at New-York Historical Society, you can watch an early screening of a powerful new PBS documentary about Casa Susanna, an underground network of transgender women and cross-dressming men in the 1950s-60s Catskills region.

The house provided a safe place for them to express their true selves and live for a few days as they had always dreamed—dressed as women, without fear of being incarcerated or institutionalized for their self-expression. Stay after the film for a post-screening discussion with the executive producer and other participants.

There will be a post-screening discussion with Cameo George, executive producer of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and other participants from the film.

Register (FREE): https://bit.ly/casa-susanna

Christopher Park came alive June 11! Thanks to everyone who made it out for a successful inauguration of New York City’s...
06/21/2023

Christopher Park came alive June 11! Thanks to everyone who made it out for a successful inauguration of New York City’s newest installment of Talking Statues. Thanks especially to Broadway and Off-Broadway actor Damon Evans for his wonderful live performance as the voice of Christopher Park, to The Stonewall Inn for hosting us, and to special guests NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher, Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal and Royal Danish Consul Thomas Jørgensen.

Not to worry if you weren’t able to join the party, Talking Statues is now live for all visitors. Simply look for the QR codes, scan, and hear the first-person stories of George Segal, Christopher Park and the Stonewall National Monument, featuring the voices of a Broadway cast including Jenn Colella, Claybourne Elder, Rosa Gilmore, J. Harrison Ghee, and Conrad Ricamora.

All images by Leandro Justen. Event produced in partnership with National Park Service, Talking Statues America, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, Stonewall 50 Consortium, Making Gay History - The Podcast, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Pride Live, and Alice Austen House Museum.

06/14/2023

Celebrate by celebrating ! The art of drag has long been a part of NYC’s cultural scene and tomorrow, “Life is Drag” honors that history with conversation and performance exploring NYC drag history, today’s best performers, and the question of what can be done about today’s wave of drag bans.

Head to tomorrow at 7:30pm and join host Esther, the Bipedal Entity! along with Life is Drag creator and multimedia artist Rachel Rampleman; actor, comedian, and entertainer Murray Hill; drag historian, documentarian, educator, and pundit Joe E. Jeffreys; and legal expert Julian Castronovo; and drag artists Klondyke, La Zavaleta, and Paris L’Hommie. Featuring video footage by Rampleman interspersed throughout.

For more information and to get tickets: https://bit.ly/life-is-drag

***New Indoor Location: The Stonewall Inn***LISTEN, the statues are TALKING! Talking Statues brings historical figures t...
06/07/2023

***New Indoor Location: The Stonewall Inn***

LISTEN, the statues are TALKING! Talking Statues brings historical figures to life so they can tell you about their own history through mobile QR code technology. There are currently Talking Statues installations in cities including Helsinki, London, San Diego, Chicago, Dublin, Berlin, Manchester, and New York City.

This Sunday, June 11, the Museum joins special guests and the Greenwich Village community to celebrate the newest edition of Talking Statues, which will allow George Segal, Christopher Park and the Stonewall National Monument to tell millions of visitors directly about their unique and important histories.

Join us as Broadway and Off-Broadway actor, and “The Jeffersons” cast member, Damon Evans performs the Christopher Park narrations live and in person.

***New Indoor Location: The Stonewall Inn***

Register (FREE): https://bit.ly/talking-statues

While right-wing extremists around the country target our LGBTQIA+ siblings for violence and discrimination, here in NYC...
06/06/2023

While right-wing extremists around the country target our LGBTQIA+ siblings for violence and discrimination, here in NYC we’re pushing in the other direction: toward liberation and love. Check out The Marsha & Sylvia Plan, developed by the New York City Council’s LGBTQIA+ Caucus.

More: bit.ly/marshasylvia

This   season, you can be a part of our unfolding story by becoming a Founding Member.Our inaugural membership program i...
06/02/2023

This season, you can be a part of our unfolding story by becoming a Founding Member.

Our inaugural membership program is a chance to stand in solidarity with our mission and values, and to express your dedication and commitment to our journey from the very onset.

With the support of our loyal Members and donors, we’ll expand our offerings, impacting millions of people with transformative exhibitions, unique programming, enriching educational initiatives, and a variety of dynamic experiences — all through the LGBTQ+ lens. All Founding Members will be listed on our Donor Tribute Wall when we open our doors at New-York Historical Society in 2026, and will receive an exclusive commemorative pride gift.

Become a member in person at our pride booths Queens Pride Festival, Brooklyn Pride Festival, and PrideFest — info below — or register for a founding membership online today!

Learn more: https://bit.ly/become-founder

TOMORROW: join us at Pride Center of Staten Island’s Staten Island Pridefest Festival. This event is FREE and in a new h...
05/26/2023

TOMORROW: join us at Pride Center of Staten Island’s Staten Island Pridefest Festival. This event is FREE and in a new home at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park — home of the Staten Island FerryHawks!

Come out with Staten Island’s LGBTQ community to rejoice and enjoy live music, arts and crafts, food, performers, family-friendly activities, and to say hi to us! Our own Suhaly Bautista-Carolina will be tabling with Alice Austen House Museum from 12p-5p.

ATTN: EXHIBITION DESIGNERS: we are seeking statements of qualifications from experience and exhibition design firms, as ...
05/25/2023

ATTN: EXHIBITION DESIGNERS: we are seeking statements of qualifications from experience and exhibition design firms, as well as independent professionals, to support the development of a holistic visitor experience spanning physical and digital venues, in our future home at New-York Historical Society and elsewhere.

If you’re a design professional who wants to help us build an , now’s the time! Submissions for the RFQ — phase 1 of 2 in our selection process — are due by June 30.

Instructions on how to submit: https://bit.ly/alm-rfq

Imagine if the park located directly across the street from the historic The Stonewall Inn could speak — what would it h...
05/22/2023

Imagine if the park located directly across the street from the historic The Stonewall Inn could speak — what would it have to say?

Join us Sunday, June 11 for the launch of Talking Statues America's newest project in Greenwich Village’s Christopher Park (Stonewall National Monument) to find out. That’s when the park, and its George Segal “Gay Liberation” statues, will come to life for the first time through the voices of a Broadway cast, including Damon Evans — Broadway and Off-Broadway actor, and “The Jeffersons” cast member — narrating the voice of Christopher Park live and in person!

Learn more about and RSVP for FREE: https://bit.ly/talking-statues

Produced in partnership with National Park Service , Talking Statues America, NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, National Park Service, Stonewall 50 Consortium, Making Gay History - The Podcast, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Pride Live, and Alice Austen House Museum.

05/17/2023

We would like to thank our incredible keynote speakers, Dr. Nicole Robinson of Cultural Connections by Design, Ennis Davis of Community Plannign Collaborative, & Ben Garcia of The American lgbtq+ Museum, for sharing their work and perspectives with us: https://sched.co/1FRZUf

This Friday, we’re at  ! Join us for Q***r Museum Happy Hour at the historic The Triangle Denver and learn more about ou...
05/17/2023

This Friday, we’re at ! Join us for Q***r Museum Happy Hour at the historic The Triangle Denver and learn more about our museum during the American Alliance of Museums’s 2023 conference in Denver, CO.

FREE with RSVP: https://bit.ly/museum-happyhour

This Happy Hour is presented in partnership with the LGBTQ+ Alliance, an American Alliance of Museums Professional Network.

Paris is Still Burning: I’m an Icon, Darling! is in the books! Mother Jocelyn of the International House of Milan put to...
04/27/2023

Paris is Still Burning: I’m an Icon, Darling! is in the books! Mother Jocelyn of the International House of Milan put together a great panel with RR Chanel, Alyssa Ebony, and Luna Khan, and we were joined by legendary ballroom icons Junior Labeija and Ms. Baker!

Thanks to our partners The NEW Pride Agenda and BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and to all who came out for a good time, clips from “Paris is Burning,” and a discussion around the history of ballroom culture in NYC. 📸 Leandro Justen

If you weren’t there:
1️⃣ Swipe through for scenes from the night.
2️⃣ Visit the link in our bio to sign up for event news so you don’t miss the next one.

On Sunday, April 25th, 1993, an estimated 1 million people convened in the nation’s capital for the March on Washington ...
04/25/2023

On Sunday, April 25th, 1993, an estimated 1 million people convened in the nation’s capital for the March on Washington for Gay, Le***an, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. We honor the activists, organizers, artists, and LGBTQ+ demonstrators who, in the face of widespread discrimination and targeted hate crimes, took action and rallied behind a platform demanding rights that continue to be denied and threatened 30 years later. We celebrate the legacy and spirit of the ‘93 March on Washington, and pay tribute to this momentous event in the movement for LGBTQ+ liberation.

**Do you have any memories of the ‘93 march?**
We invite you to share your personal images, stories, and reflections on the 1993 March on Washington for Gay, Le***an, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation with our team. Send us an email at [email protected] with the subject line “1993 March on Washington” for a chance to have your words and photos featured on our social channels!

📸 Laura Esquivel and Board Member Leti Gomez at the 1993 March on Washington for Gay, Le***an, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, Photo courtesy Leti Gomez

"Those balls are more or less like our fantasy of being a superstar, you know, like the Oscars or whatever ..." —Pepper ...
04/19/2023

"Those balls are more or less like our fantasy of being a superstar, you know, like the Oscars or whatever ..." —Pepper LaBeija, House Mother of the House of LaBeija

Join us at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance this Thursday evening (FREE with RSVP) for “Paris is Still Burning,” an in-person history lesson and panel discussion about NYC's ballroom scene, featuring Mother Jocelyn of the International House of Milan, and special guests including RR Chanel, Alyssa Ebony, and Luna Khan.

Register: https://bit.ly/paris-is-still-burning

Presented in partnership with The NEW Pride Agenda and BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance.

Congratulations to our very own Imara Jones, who is honored on this year’s   Most Influential People list in the ICONS c...
04/18/2023

Congratulations to our very own Imara Jones, who is honored on this year’s Most Influential People list in the ICONS category!

We are incredibly proud to witness this beyond-deserved recognition, and to stand alongside you in your work ensuring transgender people live freely and joyously.

We will raise a glass at our next in-person board meeting! In the meantime, three (virtual) cheers for Imara!

If you haven’t check out Imara’s TIME feature, with words by Tourmaline, click below.

Find out why Imara Jones is on this year’s list

Join the American LGBTQ+ Museum and New Pride Agenda on Thursday, April 20 at BAAD! (Bronx Academy of Art and Dance) for...
04/12/2023

Join the American LGBTQ+ Museum and New Pride Agenda on Thursday, April 20 at BAAD! (Bronx Academy of Art and Dance) for "Paris is Still Burning," a speaker series with leaders of the House Ballroom community. International House of Milan’s Jocelyn La Bella Milan will be joined by guests RR Chanel, Alyssa Ebony, and Luna Khan for a dynamic discussion on the history of Ballroom culture in New York City.

Panelists will select clips from Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary film Paris Is Burning, and discuss the role of ballroom houses in constructing/creating chosen families for marginalized q***r youth.

Free with registration: https://bit.ly/paris-is-still-burning

Presented in partnership with The NEW Pride Agenda and BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

*refreshments provided*
*proof of VAX required for entry*

04/04/2023

Last month, we joined NoOn9Remembered.org activists to discuss lessons learned from their battle in Oregon against an unprecedented 35 anti-gay ballot measures 30 years ago.

Today, teachers are threatened for teaching about Black, Brown, and Q***r lives. Families are threatened for affirming their childrens’ gender identities.

Watch the video, follow us on YouTube, and catch newly-released virtual programming!

Subscribe: https://bit.ly/lgbtq-museum-yt

This Tuesday (8:00pm) at The Le***an, Gay, Bis*xual & Transgender Community Center, join Museum board member Eric Marcus...
04/03/2023

This Tuesday (8:00pm) at The Le***an, Gay, Bis*xual & Transgender Community Center, join Museum board member Eric Marcus (Making Gay History - The Podcast) w/ The Metropolitan Opera, Native Son Now, and Athlete Ally for a panel conversation with members of the creative team behind 's new “Champion” by Terence Blanchard.

“Champion” tells the story of closeted gay boxer Emile Griffith who, in one of the sport’s great tragedies, killed his homophobic arch-rival in the ring. Eric will lead a discussion about the process of owning one’s identity, and the difficulties of coming out through a historical, artistic, and athletic lens. The program will include a performance by Ryan Speedo Green, who portrays Emile Griffith in “Champion” opening at the Met on April 10.

Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/met-blanchard

📸 Credit: Zenith Richards / The Metropolitan Opera

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 8-10 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who joined us last Wednesday at Henrietta Hudson — “a q***r human bar built by dykes” — for our scree...
03/31/2023

Thanks to everyone who joined us last Wednesday at Henrietta Hudson — “a q***r human bar built by dykes” — for our screening of The Le***an Bar Project.

The screening was followed by an intimate and powerful panel conversation featuring the two filmmakers Erica Rose and Elina Street, with Lea DeLaria (Comedian, Actor, Jazz Singer, Executive Producer of LBP), Cassandra Grant (Co-Founder of Salsa Soul Sisters), and Lisa Cannistraci (Owner of Henrietta Hudson).

We invite you to join our mailing list below to be first to learn about future programs! The Roku Channel Jägermeister

Sign up! https://bit.ly/lgbtq-museum-enews

📸 Leandro Justen

In the 1980s, there were 200 Le***an Bars in the US. Today there are fewer than 30. Tonight, we're heading to Henrietta ...
03/22/2023

In the 1980s, there were 200 Le***an Bars in the US. Today there are fewer than 30. Tonight, we're heading to Henrietta Hudson to join the Le***an Bar Project in their mission to celebrate, support, and amplify the bars that remain. See you there!

***anBarProject ***anbars

In the 1980s, there were 200 le***an bars in the U.S. Today, there are fewer than 30.Q***r spaces like Henrietta Hudson ...
03/14/2023

In the 1980s, there were 200 le***an bars in the U.S. Today, there are fewer than 30.

Q***r spaces like Henrietta Hudson have long been sites of community organizing and activism for our movement. As these bars disappear, the Le***an Bar Project was established to celebrate, support, and amplify those that remain. On March 22, we’ll be joining them at Henrietta Hudson for an episode screening and discussion around the project’s documentary series (Season 1). Featuring Lea DeLaria, Henrietta Hudson owner Lisa Cannistraci, activist and Salsa Soul Sisters founder Cassandra Grant, and Le***an Bar Project creators Erica Rose and Elina Street.

This event is FREE and open to guests 21+
guests who register ahead of time will receive 1 free drink. �Here’s to celebrating le***an bars and their histories!

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/le***an-bar-henrietta

Interested in existing efforts to Q***r Peace and Security? Curious about co-creating new ways forward to amplify LGBTQI...
03/03/2023

Interested in existing efforts to Q***r Peace and Security? Curious about co-creating new ways forward to amplify LGBTQIA+ leadership in peace and security?

Join us March 7 during UN Women's for facilitated discussions on Q***ring Peace and Security across various contexts. If you’re new to the discussion, come to learn why it’s so important to “Q***r” the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) agendas.

Accessibility: Venue has an elevator, but there is one small step to get to the elevator.

Learn more and sign up: https://bit.ly/q***ring-peace

Co-presented with Centre for Gender in Politics, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, Colombia Diversa, Canadian Coalition for Youth, Peace & Security, and Gender Action for Peace and Security.

 : February has been a great month. Thanks to everyone who joined us at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to learn about t...
02/22/2023

: February has been a great month. Thanks to everyone who joined us at Brooklyn Community Pride Center to learn about the blues bar riots, including activists Andy Humm and JW Walker (Rise and Resist, G**s Against Guns), plus historian Hugh Ryan!

Tonight (6:30pm, FREE): A virtual presentation with noon9remembered.org to learn how organizers and movement leaders found success fighting anti-LGBTQ legislation 30 years ago in Oregon. 📸 #2 Photo credit: Linda Kliewer

Register: https://bit.ly/no-on-9

Joining us: Holly Pruett (Western States Center), Scot Nakagawa (22nd Century Initiative, National LGBTQ Task Force), Eric K Ward (Race Forward), Cecil Charles Prescod, and Thalia Zepatos (Freedom to Marry, National LGBTQ Task Force).

30 years ago, Oregonians mobilized to defeat hate and build a stronger statewide movement to defend everyone’s democrati...
02/13/2023

30 years ago, Oregonians mobilized to defeat hate and build a stronger statewide movement to defend everyone’s democratic rights, but how?

Register (FREE, online): https://bit.ly/no-on-9

This month, we’re looking at what worked and how it can be applied today with No On 9 organizers and long-time movement leaders Holly Pruett (Western States Center), Scot Nakagawa (22nd Century Initiative, National LGBTQ Task Force), Eric K Ward Race Forward), Cecil Charles Prescod, and Thalia Zepatos (Freedom to Marry, National LGBTQ Task Force). Presented in partnership with NoOn9Remembered.org. 📸 Historic photo credit: Linda Kliewer

Today, America is seeing a proliferation of anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state houses across the country. Teachers are threatene...
02/10/2023

Today, America is seeing a proliferation of anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state houses across the country. Teachers are threatened for teaching about Black, Brown and Q***r lives. Families are threatened for affirming their childrens’ gender identities. This month, we’re hosting a program to learn some lessons from past fights that might be helpful in fighting extremism today.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thirty years ago, similar battle lines were drawn across Oregon through an unprecedented series of 35 anti-gay ballot measures. Our February 22nd panel presentation (FREE, online only) will tell stories of how Oregonians mobilized to defeat hate and build a stronger statewide movement to defend everyone’s democratic rights. Register for free at the link in our bio.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Join No on 9 organizers and long-time movement leaders as they present No on 9 Remembered: a look back at the intersectional movement that defeated Measure 9. Presented in partnership with NoOn9Remembered.org. 📸 Photo credit: Linda Kliewer

Address

New York City
New York, NY

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when The American lgbtq+ Museum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to The American lgbtq+ Museum:

Videos

Share

Category


Other Museums in New York

Show All