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 bflolgbtqhistory@gmail.com for more details.

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Schedule

Thu, Jul 28installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Fri, Jul 29installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Sat, Jul 30installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Sun, Jul 31installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Mon, Aug 01installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Tue, Aug 02installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Wed, Aug 03installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Thu, Aug 04installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Fri, Aug 05installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Sat, Aug 06installationErie County Library Dudley Branch
Sun, Aug 07installationErie County Library Dudley Branch