Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah

June 6 - December 31, 2019

Photograph by Fred W. McDarrah of a group of people with their arms around each other and holding signs related to Pride

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall

In the early hours of June 28, 1969, an uprising began against a police raid of a Greenwich Village bar—the Stonewall Inn—known to serve lesbian women, gay men, and bisexual and transgender people. The event, which turned into six days of demonstrations and conflicts with law enforcement, marked a pivotal moment in the LGBTQ rights movement. Today pride parades inspired by the Stonewall uprising are held in June in cities throughout the world.

As part of the national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the Museum of the City of New York presents PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah, featuring Fred W. McDarrah’s images of the initial Stonewall uprising, portraits of significant figures in the LGBTQ rights movement, and photographs of pride marches, protests, and public events for the LGBTQ community. PRIDE is a companion exhibition to The Voice of the Village: Fred W. McDarrah Photographs and a critical component of the Museum’s Stonewall50 series of exhibitions and programming PRIDE = POWER!


Fred W. McDarrah, "Mattachine Society Marching on Gay Liberation Celebration," June 28, 1970. © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah. All Rights Reserved.


PRIDE: Photographs of Stonewall and Beyond by Fred W. McDarrah is made possible in part by the Calamus Foundation, New York; Jeffrey A. Schoenfeld; Rosita Sarnoff and Beth Sapery; and the LGBTQ+ Museum. Additional support provided by the Champions of PRIDE, a collective of generous individuals in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

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