Boston Center for Adult Education and The History Project Host Reception in Celebration of New Art Exhibition Honoring LGBTQ Pride Week
On Friday, May 18th, 2012, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) will host “Sip the Rainbow,” a cocktail reception to mark the opening of Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration, a joint exhibition with The History Project, a volunteer-driven organization focused on preserving the history of Boston’s LGBTQ community and making it accessible to future generations, that will be showcased at the BCAE during May and June 2012.
Drawn from The History Project’s archive, Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration traces the development of Pride in Boston from a sparsely attended protest against the War in Vietnam to a massive celebration that draws hundreds of thousands of participants each June. The pieces displayed in the exhibition showcase the immense cultural and political changes that have affected New England’s LGBTQ communities over the decades.
Accompanying Pride: 40 Years of Protest & Celebration will be Fierce Pride: 1992, an exhibition of portraits taken during the 1992 Pride Celebration by Photographer Joel Benjamin. These never-before-exhibited portraits reflect the rich diversity of LGBTQ communities and the role of Pride in creating a safe space for self-expression.
Entry into the reception, held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., is a $10 donation which includes three unique Grey Goose cocktails created by local mixologists using the colors of the Gay Pride Flag as inspiration. The exhibition and event are made possible by generous contributions from Fenway Health, Hunts Photo & Video, Grey Goose, The Ki Bar whose support and services help provide guests a unique experience while they “sip the rainbow.”