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Voices from Florida: Welcome to Fairyland – Snapshots of Miami’s LGBTQ Past

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet historian Julio Capó to learn about his book, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940, and view snapshots of Miami’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) past. Learn about the Klan raid of a gay bar in 1937, a transgender woman sparking a marriage equality debate in the 1950s, the Anita Bryant-led campaign to overturn a progressive ordinance shielding sexual minorities from discrimination, the Mariel boatlift, and more.

Ages 19 yrs.+

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About the Presenter:

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.

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.

Details

Date:
June 25
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://mdpls.org/event/6717480

Venue

Miami Beach Regional Library
227 22 Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
Phone:
305.535.4219
Website:
https://www.mdpls.org/branches/miami-beach-regional-library.html

Organizer

Miami Beach Regional Public Library
Phone:
305-535-4219
Email:
capleyb@mdpls.org
Website:
https://mdpls.org/branch-miami-beach-regional
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