May 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
LGBT history on display at Creative Alliance
Creative Alliance, gay news, Washington Blade

The GLCCB is ‘asking members of the LGBT community to come help identify any people, places, or events’ in the historical collection.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB) will showcase a collection of photographs and other items from its archives beginning May 15 at the Creative Alliance. The exhibit is called “Picture It,” and will present historical images as well as dozens of unidentified photographs from the collection.

Also on display will be a selection of posters, apparel, Pride memorabilia, documents and other items representing the history of Baltimore’s LGBT community.

“We are asking members of the LGBT community to come help identify any people, places, or events in the photographs to ensure their proper preservation and documentation,” said Patrick Alexander, a member of the GLCCB Archives Committee, which is coordinating the exhibit.

The mission of the Archives Committee is to preserve the GLCCB’s 40 years of service to Baltimore’s LGBT community. In partnership with the Special Collections Department at the University of Baltimore, it has been organizing and caring for memorabilia, documents, photographs and other items accumulated over the decades.

A reception and LGBTQA Film Festival kick-off will take place on Friday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. followed by a gallery talk on May 16 at 2 p.m. The exhibit will be on view from Tuesday to Saturday, 11a.m.-7 p.m. from May 15-30 at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. in Baltimore.

For more information, contact the committee at archive@glccb.org.

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