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Visits New Orleans! Stonewall National Museum Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes and Never Silent Exhibits

Visits New Orleans! Stonewall National Museum Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes and Never Silent Exhibits

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Fort Lauderdale, Fl (July 2, 2024)– Following success in New York, the Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library in Fort Lauderdale will soon be bringing two of its newest exhibits to the New Orleans area. The exhibits, entitled Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes and Never Silent, made their debut at the 2024 Stonewall Gala this past February.

The Standing on the Shoulders of Heroes is a continuously growing exhibit that introduces visitors to individuals that have had incredible impacts on the LGBTQIA+ community throughout history. The purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate those who made a difference in the lives of many. Never Silent, the sister exhibit, takes attendees through an emotional journey of LGBTQIA+ history, one that highlights both historic steps forward as well as the dangerous realities members of the community have faced.

“We are incredibly excited to expand the exhibits’ reach, and we look forward to meeting with the New Orleans community to educate and celebrate LGBTQIA+ history,” said Robert Kesten, the Museum’s Executive Director. “These exhibits have already touched the hearts of so many, and we hope New Orleans visitors will be just as enamored with these exhibits as previous attendees.”

The New Orleans exhibit will be held at the St.Anne’s Episcopal Church Dodwell House Community Resource Center located at 1313 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116. Please see here for more information.

About the Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library:

The Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the largest LGBTQIA+ libraries and archives in the world. Stonewall has continued to speak out against discriminatory policies against the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as aims to raise funds to protect and educate people across the nation.

The Museum’s Executive Director is Robert Kesten, a passionate Human Rights Advocate. Kesten’s human rights advocacy has taken many forms, working on the Ghanaian Constitution, coordinating and producing events leading to Ukrainian independence, producing events for the first AIDS day treatment center in the nation, pushing for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Ukraine (the first Soviet Republic to do so), challenging book banning, LGBTQIA+ inclusion in schools and navigating anti-LGBTQ sentiments.

Kesten also worked on the West Bank during the Intifada and was brought into Egypt and Tunisia during the Arab Spring to try and establish human rights cities.

Robert Kesten:  Philadelphia Inquirer,  Miami Herald,  Washington PressSun-SentinelPBSFlorida Atlantic University International Human Rights SymposiumHerald-Tribune, and more

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Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library houses millions of pages of records and materials available to the media, drawing direct lines from our nation’s history to today.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: Broward County Florida Cultural Division, Community Foundation of Broward, The Our Fund Foundation, Visit Lauderdale, Floatarama, National Endowment for the Arts, AAR, Seacoast Bank, TD Charitable Foundation, Florida Humanities Council, SEFLIN, Pen America, National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers MEDIA PARTNERS: HotSpots Magazine / Happening Out Television Network, Queer News Tonight MEDIA SPONSORS: Edge Media Network, OUTSFL, SkirtSoFlo, OutClique COMMUNITY PARTNERS: NDN Promotions, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, RanD Remodeling.

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