Gay Rights in the 1960s and Today

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 6:00pm
Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.; #6 train to 103 St. (at Lex); #2, 3 to Central Park North/110th St. (at Malcolm X/Lenox); DIRECTIONS: BUS MAP:

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Gay Rights in the 1960s and Today
David Carter, Dick Leitsch and Rich Wandel discuss the events that redefined the movement for gay equality.
Tuesday, August 3 6:30 PM


Tuesday • August 3 • 6:30 PM
Gay Rights in the 1960s and Today

In June of 1969, the Stonewall Riots, a six-day series of protests, demonstrations, and confrontations between the city’s gay community and the police, sparked a new phase in the civil rights movement. Almost all of the most critical events that redefined the movement for gay equality, including Stonewall and the birth of Gay Liberation, occurred during the Lindsay administration. Join historian David Carter, author of Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution, as he moderates a discussion with key figures in the gay rights movements of the Lindsay era and today. Featuring Dick Leitsch, President of the New York Mattachine Society, and Rich Wandel of the Gay Activists Alliance. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York. This Mark E. Ouderkirk Memorial Program exploring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture and history is generously supported by The Ted Snowdon Foundation. $

$12 Non-Members
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members
*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.

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