Gay Liberation NOW!
The Gay Liberation NOW! poster exhibition was the culmination of the History Project’s 2019 work celebrating the 50th anniversary of both the Stonewall Uprising and the founding of Buffalo’s first gay rights organization. Using a mixture of archival images, written narrative, and oral history audio, Gay Liberation NOW! tells the story of the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier (MSNF), Buffalo’s first gay rights organization. The exhibition explains the social and political circumstances that led to MSNF’s founding, introduces audiences to the heroes of Buffalo’s gay liberation movement, outlines some of the reasons the organization disbanded, and explores MSNF’s lasting legacy in Buffalo and nationwide. Gay Liberation NOW! was first presented in November 2019, and after a pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be touring schools, libraries, community centers, and other venues throughout Western New York. Stay tuned to the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project’s social media to follow the exhibition on its tour. Organizations, centers, and businesses who are interested in hosting Gay Liberation NOW! during its tour are encouraged to email the History Project at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Social media: facebook.com/BuffaloNiagaraLGBTQhistory/
|Thu, Jul 28||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Fri, Jul 29||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Sat, Jul 30||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Sun, Jul 31||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Mon, Aug 01||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Tue, Aug 02||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Wed, Aug 03||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Thu, Aug 04||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Fri, Aug 05||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Sat, Aug 06||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|
|Sun, Aug 07||installation||Erie County Library Dudley Branch|