A Colorful Cast of Characters: A look at the lesser known people and events that shaped LGBTQ history – Lecture by Kevyn Fairchild

Most of us know about the 1969 Stonewall uprising that solidified the gay rights movement, but it was not the first, or last, major moment in LGBTQ history. A Colorful Cast of Characters is a lecture that explores the lesser-known moments and leaders that have helped shape the history of the LGBTQ+ movement. The lecture is presented as part of the Here, Still public art installation.

WHEN: October 18 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Gallery G (Building G)
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested

On view at Snug Harbor’s Shinbone Alley through January 9, 2022, Here, Still documents the continued writing of LGBTQ+ history through the actions of everyday members of the community as they participate in political protests demanding justice, equality, and change on a variety of critical issues. For more information, visit www.herestillproject.com.

As you enjoy public art at Snug Harbor, please remember:
– Maintain a distance of 6+ feet away from other visitors whenever possible
– Wear a mask while on campus
– Practice good hygiene and sanitization
– Stay home if you are sick

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccine is now required for all visitors ages 12 and above entering all indoor spaces, as mandated by the City of New York. Face coverings for visitors ages 2 and up are required in all indoor spaces and the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, as well as in outdoor areas when social distancing is not possible, even if vaccinated.

This exhibit was made possible in part by a City Artist Corps grant from the City of New York. Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.