PHOTOS! Orlando Fringe Festival Museum

By : Anna M. Johnson
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The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival celebrates its 25th birthday this year and on May 17, they hosted the opening party for the first-ever official Fringe museum.

The museum is located in the Orlando Museum of Art and features exhibits commemorating every past festival, as well as set or costume pieces from landmark productions. The museum will be digitally preserved after it the festival. Pictures of each exhibit will be available online – the pieces total over 1400.

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Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago – but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over.

“In too many communities, you can still get married on Sunday and then fired on Monday. Marriage equality was a critical milestone but not the final destination,” said activist Aisha Moodie-Mills, referring to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriages nationwide.

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Stonewall Inn named a NYC landmark

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New York – Stonewall Inn was given official landmark status in New York City June 23.

The Greenwich Village bar became the birthplace of the modern day gay rights movement when, on June 28, 1969, the patrons fought back and rioted against a police raid of the establishment.

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NYC considers making Stonewall Inn a city landmark

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NEW YORK — Officials are considering whether to make the Stonewall Inn a city landmark, granting recognition to a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement.

The New York Times says the Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to vote June 2 on taking a first step: adding the property to its calendar. The Greenwich Village tavern would be the first landmark honored specifically for its role in the city’s gay history.

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