The Lavender Line: Coming out in Queens
Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens. This multimedia exhibition of the Queens LGBTQ community from the 1990s to the present marks the 25th anniversary of the Queens Pride Parade. Curated by LaGuardia Community College/CUNY faculty Thierry Gourjon and Javier Larenas and LaGuardia’s Gardiner-Shenker Student Scholars, the exhibition uses photographs, flyers, video footage, and audio recollections to illuminate the pride and protests of a community unknown to most New Yorkers.

Image: Queens Lesbian & Gay Pride Committee Co-Chairs Maritza Martinez, Daniel Dromm, (third and fourth from left) lead the First Annual Queens Pride Parade, 1993. Courtesy Daniel Dromm Photograph Collection, LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, LAGCC, CUNY

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY and the New York City Council, through the office of Daniel Dromm.

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