Birth of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement
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