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LGBTQ Activism & Rights in Minnesota: Images & Artifacts

Research materials related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activism in Minnesota.

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History is Now! Celebrating Marriage Equality Project Photograph Collection
31 digital images acquired through the Minnesota Historical Society’s History is Now! project to document same-sex couples who married in August 2013 as a result of the marriage equality bill (HF 1054), which went into effect on August 1, 2013.
MNHS call number: Digital Images

Gay and Lesbian Activities in Minneapolis: Photographs.
Views of Gay Pride celebrations, a 1979 meeting with Minneapolis Chief of Police D.R. Dwyer, Tim Campbell's "Mayoral Ball" in August 1979, a gay march on Washington D.C. Oct. 1979, a 1980 meeting with Mayor Don Fraser and Chief of Police Tony Bouza, and Tom Burke's campaign fundraiser in Feb. 1980. Also includes portraits of Minneapolis councilwoman Barbara Carlson. Photographed by Gary Johnson.
MNHS call number: III.29 

GLBT Pride Festival Photographs.
Views of vendor booths at the 25th anniversary (1994) celebration of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Pride Day in Minneapolis' Loring Park. Photographed by Leo Treadway.
MNHS call number: I.162 

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