A New Traveling Exhibit Showcases the Gay Side of the Harlem Renaissance

The Stonewall Library and Archives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, bills itself as the largest independent museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing gay and lesbian history. The library now has a collection of 18,000 books and periodicals. The archive includes more than 5,000 items.

Now Stonewall is debuting a traveling exhibit that will focus on gay and lesbian influences on the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibit spotlights gay life in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s with profiles on the leading gay, lesbian, and bisexual participants in the movement.