Inaugural Exhibit Celebrating the History of the San Diego LGBT Community to be Displayed at City Hall
Posted: 07/01/2010 - 18:23
`It is long overdue that the LGBT community, like other San Diego communities, showcase our city’s diversity, as well as educate those who visit City Hall.`
SAN DIEGO – Lambda Archives of San Diego is proud to announce the inaugural exhibit of A Celebration of San Diego LGBT History. The exhibit will run from July 12, 2010 through July 23, 2010 and will be displayed in the lobby of San Diego City Hall, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101. A Celebration of San Diego LGBT History, which coincides with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, will feature approximately 1100 square feet of historical LGBT community treasures. For decades the main floor of City Hall has been the host of many diverse community exhibits and now for the first time there will be an LGBT exhibit sponsored by Lambda Archives and the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast of San Diego.
The historic exhibit is the creation of City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez who said “It is long overdue that the LGBT community, like other San Diego communities, showcase our city’s diversity, as well as educate those who visit City Hall.” Commissioner Murray Ramirez approached City Councilmember Todd Gloria for his support of an LGBT exhibit at City Hall. “I am proud that City Hall will honor the history of the LGBT community by hosting an exhibition by Lambda Archives of San Diego,” said Councilmember Todd Gloria. “By highlighting the extensive range of role models who were instrumental in strengthening our community and all of San Diego, Lambda Archives facilitates understanding, education and appreciation among all of our neighbors with this exhibit.” Councilmember Gloria made the arrangements with City Hall for A Celebration of San Diego LGBT History.
The exhibit will be open to the public during the two week run from 8 am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Lambda Archives President Frank Nobiletti said "I hope all San Diego will enjoy this exhibit. Over the last 40 years so many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender San Diegans made remarkable contributions to our city, while at the same time working for equality. I am glad we can acknowledge their achievements."
Co-sponsors of A Celebration of San Diego LGBT History are the Blanchford Cooper Foundation, City of San Diego Human Relations Commission, Gay and Lesbian Fund for San Diego, Greater San Diego Business Association, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, Human Dignity Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, Imperial Court de San Diego, San Diego Pride, San Diego LGBT Center, and the Victory Fund.
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