- Opening at The DC Center for the LGBT Community: May 23, 12:00 – 6:00 pm; special tour at 5:00 pm
- LGBTQ+ History and Culture of DC walking tour from The DC Center to The Goethe-Institut at 5:30 pm
- Opening at The Goethe-Institut Washington: May 23, 6:30 pm
On May 23 at 6:30 pm, join the Goethe-Institut Washington, The DC Center for the LGBT Community, The Rainbow History Project, and Whitman-Walker Health for an opening evening held in celebration of Queer as German Folk – a new exhibition at the Goethe-Institut Washington and The DC Center for the LGBT Community.
Fifty years ago, in 1969, the Stonewall Uprising in New York City launched the modern queer rights movement in the United States and around the world. In response to violence and discrimination against queer people – among them many people of color, drag queens, women, trans people, and sex workers – this act of resistance highlighted a turning point in the struggle for social justice and equality for queer people across the globe.
Queer as German Folk takes the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall as an opportunity to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation against the backdrop of the past half-century. With a focus on adjusting historical perspectives and questioning the dominance and hegemony of the traditional cis-male narrative, the exhibition will be in the form of a hands-on deconstructed archive that visitors can browse at their own pace.