This past weekend marked the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a pivotal point in LGBTQ history. The New York Public Library is commemorating this event with an exhibition featuring photographs by two photojournalists, Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies, that captured major events in the gay rights movement in the 60s and 70s, alongside ephemera, periodicals, and other items from the library’s archival holdings. The exhibition is free and open until July 13th at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in Manhattan. Be sure to check it out before it closes! The NYPL has also provided book recommendations, podcasts, and other resources to learn more about the LGBTQ civil rights movement. (https://www.nypl.org/stonewall50)
The BLS Library also has several LGBTQ resources. Check out our research guide for books, journals, major federal cases, legislation and a list of organizations advocating for LGBTQ rights.