During these challenging times, celebrating and honoring Pride has gone virtual, and you can participate in a variety of online and streaming events. Happy Pride!

Happy Virtual PRIDE!!! Enjoy these virtual celebrations. https://www.etonline.com/pride-2020-a-guide-to-virtual-events-and-ways-to-donate-during-the-pandemic-147389 From Good Morning, America https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/story/virtual-pride-events-offer-celebrate-lgbtq-history-culture-70875538 New York Times guide to virtual Pride https://www.nytimes.com/article/gay-pride-2020-events-online.html GLAAD’s Pride Guide: https://www.glaad.org/prideguide

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With Pride going Virtual this year there are some exhibits presenting online versions for viewers to explore LGBTQ art and history.

“Art After Stonewall”, an exhibit showcasing Queer art in the post-Stonewall era: http://www.newnownext.com/art-after-stonewall-exhibition-columbus-museum-of-art/05/2020/ https://www.columbusmuseum.org/stonewall/ Labor of Love: The Birth of San Francisco Pride 1970-1980 https://www.glbthistory.org/labor-of-love Performance, Protest & Politics: The Art of Gilbert Baker https://www.glbthistory.org/gilbert-baker-exhibition Pride at 50: From Stonewall to Today” from the Library of Congress https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2020/06/pride-at-50-from-stonewall-to-today/ Enjoy, and Happy Pride, everyone!

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Lambda Literary Awards announced

The winners of the 32nd annual Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. Additionally, Lambda Literary has announced an online reading and conversation benefit series to celebrate Pride, virtually, this year.https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/06/lambda-literary-lammy-32nd-annual-award-winnershttps://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/2020-winners/https://www.lambdaliterary.org/2020/05/pride-2020/

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Larry Kramer Remembered

Some of the many tributes to Larry Kramer From Tony Kushner: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/opinion/larry-kramer.html From playwright Matthew Lopez: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/27/larry-kramer-death-activist-gay-rights From Anthony Fauci: https://time.com/5843886/larry-kramer-fauci-remembrance/ Some profile pieces from over the years: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2002/05/13/public-nuisance https://nymag.com/news/features/62887/ https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/larry-kramer-ellen-barkin-american-people-volume-two

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Larry Kramer-AIDS activist has died

Larry Kramer, AIDS activist, author and playwright has died at the age of 84. Kramer co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and founded Act Up during the eighties, wrote the acclaimed play The Normal Heart, and earlier this year published the second and final volume of his epic novel The American People. https://www.npr.org/2020/05/27/512714500/larry-kramer-pioneering-aids-activist-and-writer-dies-at-84https://www.newsweek.com/larry-kramer-rip-aids-activism-1506891

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A new photography exhibit presented by the GLBT Historical Society and the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries

has opened its online version. The exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of San Franscico’s “Christopher Street Liberation Day”, held a year after Stonewall, on June 27, 1970, which evolved into the Pride celebrations of today and includes dozens of photographs and images illustrating the evolution of Pride in the city. “Curators Lenore Chinn and Pamela […]

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Stonewall historian and longtime LGBTQ rights activist David Carter has died

Carter’s influential 2004 book, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution, was also the basis for the acclaimed PBS documentary “Stonewall Uprising” and he was key in helping the Stonewall Inn receive National Monument status. https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/05/07/stonewall-riots-historian-author-david-carter-dies-at-67/

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Dr. Richard Friedman, author of the book Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective

Dr. Richard Friedman, the author of the groundbreaking 1988 book Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective, has died at the age of 79. The book made the case that sexual orientation is largely biologically determined and debunked the Freudian thought, still prevalent at the time, that homosexuality could be “cured”. https://www.gaycitynews.com/dr-richard-friedman-key-in-normalizing-homosexuality-dies-at-79/ https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/5/07/male-homosexuality-author-dies-book-countered-negative-stereotypes

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