“In the 1960s in Brooklyn, Barbara was a job developer and we worked hand in hand. I discovered that she was taking other ladies to lunch, everyday. And I said to her, ‘Why is it that you never take me to lunch?’
And she said, ‘Well, you know…I’m gay.’
Then I said, ‘Gay? what does that mean?’
She replied, ‘I. love. Women.'”
-Gerri Pilgrim at The Mentorship Show in April 2019
We invite you to come, celebrate, and pay homage to the many journeys that led us to where we are today at this cross-generational, live storytelling show! FEATURING storytellers who will remind each of us where our pride comes from and why our community still has so far to go.
After this storytelling event, The Generations Project and the New York Historical Society invite you to contribute a photo into the Stonewall 50 Time Capsule. We will have portable photo printers and volunteers to help you print a photo from your phone to add a piece of you to our physical manifestation of the LGBTQ+ Movement. The Stonewall 50 Time Capsule will be sealed for 49 years starting in June 2020 until it is opened at the 100th Anniversary of Stonewall in 2069.
“There he was at the end of his life with no family. No friends. No lover. Just me. A new immigrant that didn’t know how to navigate the Subway system. “
-Fernando Mariscal at our Mentorship Show in April 2019
Thank you for supporting our efforts to preserve the history of the LGBTQ+ Movement with cross-generational storytelling!