LGBTQ History Commemorated in Display at Downtown Library - Recognition Event to be Held October 24

Did you know that long before there was a national movement toward marriage equality, a lesbian couple from Dayton tried to get married – in 1974? Or, that a LGBTQ protest about publishing standards led to the ouster of a local newspaper editor? Or that a women’s music collaborative existed in Dayton?

These and many other aspects of LGBTQ life in Dayton are remembered in a display at the downtown branch of the Dayton Metro Library. The display, marking LGBTQ History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, is accompanied by explanations around the significance of the memorabilia. Subjects covered include military service, women’s music collaborative, local bars and clubs, and the impact of HIV/AIDS. The display will be up until November 11 before being archived at Wright State University.

The display and LGBTQ History Month will culminate in a recognition event on Oct. 24 to honor pivotal people, places and events in local history for the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ History Recognition
Thursday, October 24
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Brightside Music & Events Center
905 E. Third, St. - Dayton

Honorees Include: Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

Many of the issues the group has been working on focus on improving the social determinants of health, such as employment and housing issues which influence the ability for people to live healthy lives.

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