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September LGBTQA Event in NYC Planned

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September LGBTQA Event in NYC Planned

Staff and students at the university’s LGBTQA Center and alumni in the UVM LGBTQA Affinity Group are working together to plan a day in New York City for community, fun, and something of a short-course in gay and lesbian history and culture. 

On Saturday, September 15, the UVM gathering begins with a docent-led tour of the Leslie-
Lohman Museum of Gay and
Lesbian Art. Located at 26 Wooster Street in SoHo, the museum’s mission is “to exhibit and preserve art that speaks directly to the many aspects of the LGBTQ experience, and foster the artists who create it.” The permanent collection includes works by David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethrope, Catherine Opie, Berenice Abbott, among many other artists. 

The tour will be followed by a reception, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall riots of 1969 were a milestone moment in the fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States.  

“We want to bring UVM alumni (LGBTQA or not), families and friends together for a fun day in NYC where they can socialize, network, learn more about LGBTQA art, culture, and history,” says Sanford Friedman ’73, one of the co-founders of UVM’s LGBTQA Alumni Affinity Group. 

More information and to register: alumni.uvm.edu/LGBTQAday

 

 

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