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Voices from Florida: Celebrating LGBTQ Pride

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride through history, author talks, and music with the Library’s Special Collections & Archives division. Featuring authors Julio Capo and T. Deutch and a performance by the Miami Gay Men’s Chorus.

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Public Library System sponsored program or meeting, please call Monica Martinez at 305-375-5094 or email programs@mdpls.org five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


About the Presenters:

Julio Capó, Jr. is an Associate Professor of History and Deputy Director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab at Florida International University. He is the award-winning author of the book Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 and curator of the Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities exhibition at HistoryMiami Museum.

T. Deutch (they/them) is a queer Floridan living on occupied Narragansett and Wampanoag land, otherwise known as Providence, Rhode Island. They are a photographer, bookmaker, and improvisers committed to preserving queer oral histories and harnessing our collective power. T. has been working on Queer in the Sunshine State since 2018 and they are excited to continue other iterations of this practice. They live and work between Rhode Island and Florida. Their Queer in the Sunshine State book began as a project in response to the Florida Legislative Committee, or Johns Committee, which used the power of the state legislature to attack and intimidate Civil Rights Activists and “suspected” gay people at various Florida universities and institutions from 1956 to 1965.

Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida (GMCSF) brings song to the community through large-scale, mainstage concerts in high-profile venues, community-based engagements, and volunteer projects. The Chorus has grown to over 130 members in our short history and has become the largest gay men’s chorus in the southeastern United States. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gabe Salazar, the Chorus has earned a strong reputation for excellence, garnering prestigious invitations to perform throughout the South Florida region.


About the Voices from Florida Series:

The Special Collections & Archives division of the Miami-Dade Public Library System presents Voices from Florida, a monthly series about Florida’s culture, literature, history, and communities.


June 25
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Miami Beach Regional Library
227 22 Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States


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