The Lavender Line: Coming out in Queens
June 9, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
“”Join us for the opening reception of the exhibition The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens. This multimedia exhibition of the Queens LGBTQ community from the 1990s to the present marks the 25th anniversary of the Queens Pride Parade. Curated by LaGuardia Community College/CUNY faculty Thierry Gourjon and Javier Larenas and LaGuardia’s Gardiner-Shenker Student Scholars, the exhibition uses photographs, flyers, video footage, and audio recollections to illuminate the pride and protests of a community unknown to most New Yorkers.
The opening celebration will include remarks by community members and refreshments as well as dance performances by SALGA NYC, an organization dedicated to improving the awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ people of South Asian origin in New York City.
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, and the New York City Council, through the office of Daniel Dromm. Exhibitions at the Queens Museum receive significant support from Ford Foundation and the Charina Endowment Fund.””