L.A. City Hall Hosts ONE Archives Exhibition
Materials from the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives are on display in a new exhibition inside the Los Angeles City Hall.
Located in City Hall’s third-floor Bridge Gallery, Defiant Spaces: 60 Years of Queer Organizations in L.A. is a retrospective look at 44 LGBT organizations founded in Southern California. The chronologically organized exhibition—presented by the ONE Archives and curated by ONE’s David Frantz—tells the story of L.A.’s LGBT community through original and reproduced archival materials, including several prominent banners and signs that hang from the ceiling.
Since 2010, the USC Libraries have been home to the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives research collection, the largest in the world related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
On display through July 5, Defiant Spaces is part of the City of Los Angeles’ Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Heritage Month. From June 6 through June 22, City Hall will be bathed each night in lavender lights to mark the citywide celebration of the diversity, history, and culture of L.A.’s LGBT community.
Exhibition curator David Frantz, ONE Archives director Joseph Hawkins, and ONE Archives board member Tracy Moore