Exhibit: Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s Queer L.A. Activism

Event date and time

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

Description

Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s Queer L.A. Activism is a multimedia history and art exhibit that invokes the spirit of lesbian and queer women's activism and organizing in 1990s Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Showcasing a diverse collection of visuals and materials, Lesbians to Watch Out For brings these activist stories to life with protest signs and stickers; a history of vice squad raids and censorship; and memories of queer performances, zines, and the places and spaces where '90s activists organized, hung out, and found community in L.A. and West Hollywood. Exhibition material is courtesy of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries and community collections. The exhibition is sponsored by the Cal State LA Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, the University Library, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Arts and Letters, and the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities.

A rooftop ‘90s party from 2:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the University Library will kick off the exhibit and feature ‘90s music, poetry readings and drag performances, an acoustic performance by lesbian folksinger Phranc, vintage stickers; video from ACT UP Women, the Lesbian Avengers, and United Lesbians of African Heritage; and an exhibition walk-through immediately following the event.

Please visit the Instagram page of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for more information.

Place

First Floor, University Library, North Wing
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