#22: A History of LGBTQIA Activism

The Empty Closet Rochester NY

The Empty Closet was founded in 1971. (Image from Flickr via CC)

“The transgender community here in Rochester is strong and full of deeply caring people. Many of them have become like family. I love living in a place with such a long and deep history of active LGBTQIA* people standing up and speaking out for their rights and the rights of others to be treated with dignity and equality.”

—Neka, Beechwood neighborhood 

Photo: Objects from Archives Center, uploaded to Flickr by National Museum of American History; used via Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).

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