Stonewall 50: Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Movements in Queens

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As part of a citywide initiative celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, Queens Museum is organizing an afternoon of storytelling, art-making, and performances celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ activists, advocates, and organizers in Queens.

The program is organized in partnership with Caribbean Equality Project, Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, Lorena Borjas Community Fund, Queens Community House’s Generation Q and Queens Center for Gay Seniors, Queens Pride, Queens Theatre and The One-Minute Play Festival.


Drag Queen Story Hour (storytelling in Spanish)
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

Intergenerational Community Space
Featuring screenings of short films by
Caribbean Equality Project’s oral history project; an installation by BordeAndo calling in parents and allies; live recording with the mobile storytelling project ¡Corónate LIVE!; a play area for kids; and community resource tables.

Radical Youth Led Art Making Space with GenerationQ
Generation Q is a Queens Community House after-school youth center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth and allies, between the ages of 13 and 21. The program offers LGBTQ youth a friendly, safe environment with a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities, as well as social and emotional support. Through the program, participants are connected with meaningful opportunities for advocacy and activism, peer education, community building, and leadership.

Abuela Taught Me Workshop
Abuela Taught Me is a modern botanica to aid people of Color (POC) in our spiritual-medicinal needs. In honor of our Black and Indigenous ancestors we will heal by any means necessary. More details on the workshop and RSVP forthcoming!

THE STONEWALL 50 PLAYS: 50 Queer One-Minute Plays By 50 LGBTQ+ Playwrights for 50 years of Stonewall
Queens Theatre and The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) collaborate to present 50 Queer One-Minute Plays by 50 LGBTQ playwrights to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Founded and led by Queens Theatre’s Director of Community Engagement Dominic D’Andrea, and Caitlin Wees, #1MPF is America’s largest and longest running grassroots theater company. The festival serves as a social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of various communities through dialogue, consensus building, and performances of 50 to 100 short moments generated by members of each community. The Stonewall 50 Plays event features brand new one-minute works created by 50 LGBTQ+ playwrights and will close with a community conversation. RSVP forthcoming!

Gathering Performance by Taranng Dance Troupe (Waves of the Future) members Sundari, The Indian Goddess; Denise Ramdawah; and Cayla D. Kumar. Founded in 2018, the Taranng Dance Troupe incorporates Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Contemporary, Soca, and Chutney dance forms in their performances.

After Stonewall 50: A Conversation on Organizing, Activism and Celebration as Forms of Community Building in Queens
A culminating conversation featuring Lorena Borjas, Founder and CEO of Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo and the Lorena Borjas Community Fundand Mohammed Q. Amin, founder and Executive Director of the Caribbean Equality Project. We invite our community partners and attendees to explore the longstanding and widereaching work of Queens based organizers and advocates as we reflect on the intersectional struggles of immigrant and POC LGBTQ+ people in Queens.

The conversation will be in Spanish and English with interpretation service.

All bodies, ages and allies welcome!



En el marco del 50 aniversario de los sucesos de Stonewall, el Museo de Queens organiza una tarde artística de narración de historias y encuentro celebratorio con activistas, defensorxs y organizadorxs comunitarias LGBTQ + en Queens, el sábado 22 de junio.

Organizado en colaboración con Caribbean Equality Project, Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo, Lorena Borjas Community Fund, Queens Community House’s Generation Q y Queens Center for Gay Seniors, Queens Pride, Queens Theatre y The One-Minute Play Festival.

¡Más detalles de los horarios y agenda pronto! Todas las edades, cuerpos e identidades son bienvenidxs!

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