As many of you know, the local Human Rights Education Institute has been a champion of supporting equality and using trials of the past to create a well-informed future generation. For the first year, during the month of June, HREI has asked for an installation celebrating the history of Pride and the LGBT movement. A rag tag group of a half dozen local LGBT rights activists embarked on this intrepid journey with less than a month to plan.
In short, the result is pretty phenomenal. Wading through a century (and even a little beyond) of oppression and uprising, the culmination of this project saturates a quarter of the display room. Images, stories, memoirs and marches act as guides through the transition from a closeted, hidden, tormented group into an out and proud army clashing with stereotypes and demanding equality.
There will be a reception for the opening of the exhibit on Friday from 5-7PM.
The Human Rights Education Institute is located at 414 Mullan Rd in Coeur d’Alene.
This exhibit was made possible by the partnership of:
The Coeur d’Alene Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity