Out In The Archives Exhibition: Gay Life In Atlanta Over The Last 50 Years

January 21, 2020

On August 5, 1969, a little more than a month after the Stonewall riots in NYC, Atlanta had her own Stonewall of sorts, when police raided the Ansley Mall Mini-Cinema for showing a gay themed movie, Andy Warhol’s “Lonesome Cowboys”. This largely forgotten event marks the beginning of the gay activist movement in Atlanta and also marks the beginning of a fascinating exhibition on display at Georgia State University’s special collections floor in their library. Join Gregg and archivist Morna Gerard as they discuss the exhibition which follows queer history in Atlanta over the past 50 years. The exhibiit says a lot about the importance of the various diverse gay communities in Atlanta and their contributions to the fight for our rights as well as giving queer Atlantans safe places where they can just have fun!

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