Stonewall 45: Windows Into LGBT History

Take a walk down Liberation Lane.

BY Advocate.com Editors

June 17 2014 6:03 AM ET

In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a special walking exhibition is being unveiled on Christopher Street, where the modern-day LGBT revolution first began. "Stonewall 45: Windows Into LGBT History," on display through June 29, is a series of poster panels in 26 storefronts lining Christopher Street. The posters recount the story of Stonewall and the political, legal, and cultural barriers encountered by LGBT people in these times. The storefront posters incorporate historic visuals including photographs, newspaper clippings, flyers and newsletters.

"Stonewall 45: Windows Into LGBT History" is cosponsored by the Arcus Foundation and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. For more information visit the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation or The Arcus Foundation.

See a selection of the powerful images on the following pages.

Front page of The Advocate, August, 1969, courtesy of Here Media Inc., all rights reserved; excerpt from 1964 newsletter from the Mattachine Society Inc. of New York records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

 

 

 

Gay Scene Guide, 1968, courtesy LGBT Community Center National History Archive.

 

 

 

© October 31, 1959, The New York Times. Used under license.

 

 

 

© December 17, 1963, The New York Times. Used under license.

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