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82 Club (1953–1978)
Postcard, late 1950s
New-York Historical Society

Gay Liberation Front–New York (1969– 1972)
Dance flyer, 1971
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library 

Keller’s (1956–199)
Sixteenth anniversary pin-back button, 1972
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Damien Taylor, 2018.36.9

Imperial Import Company
Flip-top lighter with added sticker from Ramrod bar, late 1970s
Metal, paper
New-York Historical Society, Purchase, 2018.47

Meryl Meisler (b. 1951)
Trapeze Artist on a Night We Were Rejected from Studio 54, GG’s Barnum Room, New York, NY, 1978, printed 2019
Gelatin silver print, selenium toned
Courtesy of the artist

Islanders Club (founded 1968)
Membership tag for Wilfrid J. Michaud Jr. Esq. (1950–2002), ca. 1983
Metal
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Stephen Borkowski, given in memory of Wilfrid J. Michaud Jr., Esq., 2012.10

Keith Haring (1958–1990)
Kerchief invitation to the Party of Life, 1984
Screenprint on fabric
Keith Haring Foundation Archives
Keith Haring artwork © Keith Haring Foundation

Chantal Regnault (b. 1945)
Kenny Chanel and Bobby Revlon, House of Milan Ball, NYC Gay Community Center, 1990
Digital print
Courtesy of the artist

Unidentified photographer
Lillian Foster, ca. 1950s
The Mabel Hampton Collection
The Lesbian Herstory Archives

Su Negrin, graphic designer
Suzanne Bevier, artist
Peter Hujar (1934–1987), photographer
Gay Liberation
New York: Times Change Press, 1970
Graphics Collection
The Lesbian Herstory Archives

Unidentified artist
The Future Is Female, ca. 1980s
Graphics Collection
The Lesbian Herstory Archives

Linda McKinney (b. 1961), artist
WomonSpirit Jacket, 19891991
Embroidered, painted, and stitched denim
The Lesbian Herstory Archives

Dr. Martens (founded 1960), maker
Christina McKnight’s Dyke March boots, ca. 1993–2000
Leather, PVC, paint, and sticker
The Lesbian Herstory Archives 

Say It Loud, Out and Proud: Fifty Years of Pride

Randolfe Hayden “Randy” Wicker (b. 1938)
Pin-back button, ca. 1965–67
Metal, paper, plastic
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Damien Taylor, 2018.36.5

 

Eugene Gordon
ACT UP activists at Pride March, 1988
New-York Historical Society Library

Visual AIDS Artists’ Caucus (founded 1988)
AIDS lapel ribbon, 1991
Synthetic satin ribbon, metal
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Paul Gunther, 2003.15.1

Marriage Equality New York (1998–2011)
Pin-back button, ca. 2001
Metal
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Asher Jacobs, 2012.19.2

National Park Service (founded 1916)
Paper fan, 2016
Paper, wood
New-York Historical Society

Creative: Tronvig Group