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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.+
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.