Thursday, February 18, 2016

NYC Public Library has many historical photo treasures of lgbt history

How is this for a "blast from the past?"

Legendary lgbt activist Marsh Johnson picketing outside Bellvue Hospital.

Or this:

1971 - Gay Activist Alliance dance party

According to Unicorn Booty:

 We already told you about the New York Public Library’s newly digitized archives and their upcoming Remix Residency, but we were so overwhelmed by the cool artwork that we overlooked the masses of fascinating LGBTQ content in there. Among its 188,000 items, there are four collections that really stand out: 200 photos of gay and lesbian writers (and their dogs); items from the International Gay Information Center, which ran from 1969-1988; 366 photos of protests, rallies, and other political movements by Diana Davies and, largest of all, over 900 photos from the personal collection of lesbian activists Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen.

The two pictures above are only two of the many posted on Unicorn Booty.

 Go there and see how the lgbt community has changed over decades. . . or remained the same.

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