Current Exhibits

Our exhibits are always free and open to the public. We graciously ask for a suggested $5 donation or a give-what-you-can to support our ongoing mission and free access to all.

Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before StonewallGay is Good Logo September-05

Continuing through September 2018 in the Sandfield Exhibition Gallery. When we think of LGBTQ activism in the United States we often think of the Stonewall Riots of 1969 as the spark that created a movement. In reality the events at the Stonewall Inn were an explosion of radical activism that has been building in the country since the 1920’s and had already become a national movement. These pre-Stonewall activism organizations are called “homophile” groups and the Gay is Good exhibit, which will run through September, will detail the beginning of the homophile movement in the US, its peak during the ECHO and NACHO conferences, and the eventual decline after the Stonewall Riots.

 

boardgames_stack_72Games We Play

Continuing in the Library Reading Room, Games We Play highlights LGBTQ-themed board and trivia games that began being produced in the 1980s. These include C’est La Vie, a lesbian version of LIFE where the goal is to get to the Lovely Lesbian Retirement Villa, Gay Weekend, where the player goes around the board picking up tricks, Gay Monopoly where players can buy streets in various gay neighborhoods around the county and instead of buying houses or hotels, the players purchase bars and bathhouses. Trivia games include Gay Trivia, D.Y.K.E. (Do You Know Enough) and That’s So Gay. The exhibit includes a brochure of trivia questions for you to take and share with others.

 

 

 

 

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Gay Games X are being held in Paris, August 4-12, 2018. In commemoration of the games, an exhibit of medals, program books, and pins from the previous nine games will be on display through the end of August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

disneypins_72Disney Pins

A selection of Disney-related pins are on display in the Walgreens Pharmacy waiting area. These include official Disney retail pins, employee Diversity and AIDS Walk pins, Gay Days pins, and fantasy Red Ribbon pins. This exhibit will run through November 2018.

 

 

 

Exhibits in Howard Brown waiting room and Walgreens are viewable during their open hours: Mon-Thur 9 am–6 pm, Fri 9 am–5 pm, and Sat 9 am–3 pm