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Special LGBTQ+ Exhibit Opens June 1

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LGBT Detroit is excited to partner with the Detroit History museum to present Invisible No Longer: LGBTQ+ Detroit, a special exhibit that offers a glimpse into the struggle for LGBTQ rights and acceptance since the clash at the Stonewall Inn.


Following the police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969 in New York City, the gay rights movement changed forever. In the wake of the Stonewall Riots, activists began adopting more provocative tactics which demanded equality, respect and safety. The momentum reverberated across the country. In Detroit, the Gay Liberation Front fought for a new path forward through newspapers and protesting in the streets.

Building on this activism, LGBTQ Detroiters built a community which flourished as it stood together in face of police oppression, violence, and the AIDS epidemic. Recent years have witnessed civil rights milestones, but also reminders that the struggle is not over.

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Ashley Collins