History Comes Alive In Historical Exhibit in Detroit

BTL Staff
By | 2019-06-12T15:50:13-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

DETROIT – The Stonewall rebellion ignited a movement that spread across the nation 50 years ago, including in Detroit. What’s happened in Detroit since that catalytic uprising is documented in a remarkable new exhibit, Invisible No Longer: LGBTQ+ Detroit, now open to the public at the Detroit Historical Society through Sept. 30.
The exhibit, created by a partnership of Dr. Tim Retzloff, the Ruth Ellis Center, Between The Lines and LGBT Detroit, includes photographs and art depicting the accomplishments and trials of Detroit since 1969. The exhibit provides a sweeping overview of the turning points that have propelled the LGBTQ community from the shadows to limited legal protections, to inclusion in the workplace and to marriage equality. The exhibit also challenges visitors to not takes these gains for granted, nor to stop pushing for full equality under the law and in the social fabric of the nation.
A special opening celebration will feature Curtis Lipscomb, executive director of LGBT Detroit, who will present a talk about the organization’s role in the city and its connection to civil rights and social justice. This opening is June 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free, however pre-registration is encouraged at casieb@detroithistorial.org. More information is available at www.detroithistorical.org.

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.