PRIDE: Party or Protest?

Gay Pride is more than 30 years old, but it's hard to get an historical perspective on it. After all, the photos are in color, we remember wearing the clothes, having the haircuts. We were there, so how could it be history?

Nonetheless, it is history, and it's our history. This exhibit, "PRIDE: Party or Protest," is about documenting our lives through our stories and artifacts from events in our lives. This exhibit is about documenting the history of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Pride is a story that, for the most part, is unwritten. It is a tale taht is still being told, year after year, passed from generation to generation.

In organizing this exhibit, One in Ten and the Rainbow History Project researched and pieced together all the different parts of Pride in Washington, D.C., to tell the story in a cohesive way. There are aspects of telling this story that you may agree with and other parts you might disagree with. As with any good story, it will continue to grow and gain perspective. But this exhibit is a start.  


From January 13 - June 11, 2006, this exhibit was on display at the Charles Sumner School, in Washington, D.C. This online component was adapted from the exhibition panels.