An Artist Embedded: "Their Story, Our Story: The Gay Pride Movement"

3 Jun 2015
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania's digital display wall and exhibition cases. Photo by Vincent Fraley, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. For An Artist Embedded's June programming, Ain Gordon will explore an earlier protest, Philadelphia's 1965 Annual Reminder picket—one of the first gay rights demonstrations in the country. Bob Skiba, archivist at the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives, will discuss Reminder Day and the early Homophile movement with Ain Gordon and several of the protests' participants.

Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, An Artist Embedded explores, via a series of public events with visiting artists and scholars, how historical events are related to contemporary issues in the United States—such as race relations, marriage equality, voter disenfranchisement, and immigration reform.