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LGBTQ: A History in Arizona

Communities are comprised of a diversity of experiences and perspectives and the voices that emerge from those experiences and perspectives. We believe that these voices make for a richer, more meaningful experience for all.

Join Phoenix Public Library in enjoying and learning from the many voices of our community through monthly themes meant to educate, entertain and inspire.

Visit an Exhibit, Attend a Program

All events will take place at Burton Barr Central Library.

​LGBTQ: Rights & Justice

Monday, March 27 - Saturday, April 22, 2017

North Gallery, Second Floor

Curated by the Alwun House Foundation, this exhibit features works in a variety of media that reflects the struggle and accomplishments of the LGBTQ community and provides a broader view of the evolution of social acceptance.

First Friday Reception

Friday, April 7, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Meet the artists and enjoy a performance by the Phoenix Metropolitan Men's Chorus, and a Community Resource Fair highlighting services offered by Native Health, ACLU, LGBTQ Consortium, Trans Queer Pueblo, Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS), GLSEN, EQAZ, and more.


LGBTQ: A History in Arizona

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m

Pulliam Auditorium, 1st Floor

Join us for a panel discussion of historic events in the local and national LGBTQ timeline. Moderated by Ray Bradford. Panel members include: Marshall Shore, Kim Moody, Ron Wilcox, Abby Louise Jensen, Mary Catherine Lockmiller, and Adebiyi Banjoko.


Upstairs Inferno

Wednesday, April 5
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Pulliam Auditorium, 1st Floor

View the powerful documentary film Upstairs Inferno, about the second largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. Stay after the screening for a special Q&A.