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Pride In The Library: Pop-up Display

Library of Congress showcases assorted materials from the father of the local LGBTQ community, Frank Kameny

Pride in the Library: Pop-Up Display: AIDS Memorial Quilt — Photo: Carol Highsmith, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

The centerpiece of a month-long LGBTQ Pride series at the Library of Congress is a pop-up display featuring items from the Library’s extensive LGBTQ+ collections and presented by the LC-GLOBE affinity group and Capital Pride.

Walt Whitman poetry collections, Leonard Bernstein’s music manuscripts, letters and assorted materials from the father of the local LGBTQ community, Frank Kameny, and original panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt are among items on display.

Thursday, June 8, through Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. LJ 113 and LJ 119 in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. Call 202-707-5000 or visit loc.gov/lgbt.

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Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.