2013 ALL OUT ART Queers in Exile


Queers in Exile: the Unforgotten Legacies of LGBTQ Homeless Youth will be on view at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art from July 17-28, 2013.

26 Wooster Street (Between Grand & Canal) New York, NY 10013
Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 12 to 6pm

Presented in partnership with the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the exhibition will explore the powerful personal histories, creativity and activism of queer street-involved youth from Stonewall to today. Curated by Alexis Heller.

Featured artists include Andy Warhol, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Gerard Gaskin, Samantha Box, Leonard Fink, Rich Wandel, Carol Polcovar, Vanguard Revisited Project, The Hear Me ROAR! Project, The Ballroom Archive and Oral History Project, Destination Tomorrow, along with archival footage and submitted pieces. 
Through oral history, photography, archival footage and pieces submitted by LGBTQ current and former homeless youth, the show engages the voices of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, San Francisco’s Vanguard youth, young people at Larkin Street Services and Sylvia’s Place, the House/Ballroom community and more in an intergenerational conversation that reflects the incredible resilience and important contributions of queer homeless and transitional young people, in spite of society’s desire to keep them at the margins.

We wish to thank the Warhol Musem – Eric Shiner, Director – for their generosity and cooperation in this year’s exhibition.Opening Reception: July 17th, 6-9pm


Stonewall Stories: A Play by Carol Polcovar

Play Reading

July 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Based on eyewitness accounts of the first night of the Stonewall Rebellion, Stonewall Stories focuses on the building tensions of the time and the night when the seeds of Gay Liberation burst forth. Told in the words of LGBT people who were there.


A House is My Home

Panel Discussion

July 25, 6:30-8:30pm

An inter-generational panel of House/Ballroom members discusses the scene’s historical role as family, outlet and a validating refuge for queer homeless and transitional young people of color. Panel includes Michael Roberson, Robert Sember and prominent members of the House/Ballroom community.

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