10 Pride Month 2019 Exhibits Around The World To Learn More About LGBTQ History

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In the United States, June is Pride Month, and along with the parades and glitter, Pride Month 2019 is time to visits exhibits on LGBTQ history around the world. Why this year? In 2019, the LGBTQ community also has something special to commemorate: this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, largely considered to be the start of the modern day gay rights' movement in America. (For a quick history lesson, the riots began when patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City's Greenwich Village rebelled against a police raid on June 28, 1969.) Half a century later, museums across the United States are analyzing and celebrating those events — and galleries and museums worldwide are highlighting the art, politics, and dialogues around the modern LGBTQ experience.

Whether you'd like a deep dive into the power and legacy of Stonewall, an insight into genderless fashion, a snapshot of iconic queer experiences like drag balls, or a walk through history through a queer lens, exhibitions worldwide have you covered this June. Many exhibitions are free to the public, and those in the U.S. are often partnered with events throughout Pride Month, including talks and presentations, so keep an eye on the calendar. If you have a trip or a staycation planned, consider making a stop at once of these spots.