Birth of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement

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History Lounge
Birth of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement

Tue., Nov 13, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102



Join Stewart Van Cleve, author of Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota, as he explores the most radical days of Minnesota's LGBTQ+ struggle in the 1960s.

In 1968, the Coffeehouse Extempore, an epicenter of Twin Cities' hippiedom, moved to Minneapolis' West Bank. A year later, Koreen Phelps and Steven Ihrig met at the "Extemp" and subsequently founded Fight Repression of Erotic Expression (F.R.E.E.), Minnesota's first LGBTQ+ rights organization in the state. For five years after F.R.E.E.'s start, LGBTQ+ countercultures emerged from communes, basements, storefronts, parks, the streets, and even the State Capitol, coming out with enough force to propel the state's LGBTQ+ rights movement for half a century.

This program is offered in conjunction with The 1968 Exhibit.

2018-11-13 19:00:00 2018-11-13 19:00:00 America/Chicago Birth of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement Minnesota History Center

Additional Dates

History Lounge
Tue., Dec 4, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm