Greenwich Historical Society 'Shining a Light' Lecture Series Presents: Invisible No More - Historic Places Connected to LGBTQ New Yorkers and Commuters
Thursday, April 13
6:00 – 7:15 pm, free virtual Zoom lecture
Speaker: Amanda Davis, Project Manager of NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
New York City has long been a refuge for LGBTQ people who, in turn, have helped shape the history and culture of the city, region, and nation through countless historic places. Until recently, these contributions went largely unknown and uncelebrated. Since 2015, the award-winning NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has worked to flip the narrative by documenting historic places connected to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in NYC. Architectural historian and activist Amanda Davis will present the ongoing efforts of the Project, and stories about how LGBTQ activism and life in the city has impacted people in the Tri-State area and beyond, including historic places in NYC that have ties to prominent people who once lived in Connecticut, such as Katherine Hepburn and beloved children’s book author Maurice Sendak.
"Shining a Light" Lecture Series focuses on diverse and underrepresented groups who have helped shape the region's history.
For more information and to register: https://greenwichhistory.org/event/invisible-no-more/