Detail from Fierce Pride: 1992 by Joel Benjamin
It used to be that Gay Pride lasted a day.
Today, in New England, LGBT Pride stretches out over several months, with Northampton Pride having already happened last weekend and Connecticut Pride often scheduled as late as September.
A new exhibition — called Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration — chronicles the early roots of New England's queer rights protests: from the city's first gathering of openly gay-identified individuals protesting the Vietnam war to today's long, loud, and voluminous activities.
Items from The History Project, New England's LGBT archives, are currently on display at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) until June 30.
An accompanying showing — Fierce Pride:1992 — features provocative photos taken by Joel Benjamin.
An opening celebration — dubbed "Sip the Rainbow" by event co-sponsor Boston Pride — commences from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, May 18.
For more information, and to register to attend opening night, check out the BCAE web site.
A toast to Pride!
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