Admission is free.
Public historian Donna Graves will present an overview of California Pride: Mapping LGBTQ Histories — an online, crowd-sourced archive of memories, stories, and images. Staff from the Los Angeles Conservancy will also be on hand to discuss their new initiative to recognize and preserve historic places in Los Angeles associated with LGBTQ heritage. Help bring awareness to the powerful, diverse stories that make up LGBTQ history — from major events to commonplace histories of daily life. People with stories, photos, flyers and other ephemera associated with LGBTQ history throughout California are encouraged to attend and bring stories and materials they would consider uploading to this map. Individuals interested in learning more about preserving California’s LGBTQ history are also encouraged to attend.
This event is co-sponsored by the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, the Los Angeles Conservancy, and the USC Heritage Conservation Program. California Pride is supported by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Project sponsors include the California Preservation Foundation, the California Historical Society and the GLBT Historical Society.
Donna Graves is an independent historian/urban planner based in Berkeley, CA. She develops interdisciplinary public history projects with an emphasis on social equity and sense of place. She recently completed a 2-year project with architectural historian, Shayne Watson, to develop a Citywide Historic Context for LGBTQ History in San Francisco. Recognition for Graves work includes the Vernacular Architecture Forum’s first Advocacy Award, the National Park Service’s Home Front Award and a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Image: The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) protests forced the owner of the Los Angeles bar The Farm to rescind the no-touching rule prevalent at gay bars at the time. The GLF celebrated by posting outside The Farm the sign “Gay People’s Victory / No Demonstrations Tonight / ‘The Farm’ is / Liberated!” 1970. Gay Liberation Front (GLF) Los Angeles Records. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
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