Gay is Good

Gay is Good Logo-02_300“Gay is Good: Homophile Activism before Stonewall”: 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.

 

Click to take the playbuzz quiz to see which homophile organization you would have joined.