Images of Liberation

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Images of Liberation


Photographs of the people, places, marches and manifestations of the Liberation movement.


The images included here are mainly derived from collections at the LGBT Community Center National History Archive. The collections include those of amateur photographer Leonard Fink and Archive founder Rich Wandel. Other images are uncredited and although every effort has been made to identify who has rights to these images, information has not been forthcoming. All images presented here are done so for scholarly and educational purposes.


Christopher Gioia


The LGBT Community Center National History Archive; various collections.






The LGBT Community Center National History Archive


The LGBT Community Center National History Archive


The LGBT Community Center National History Archive











Collection Items

Stonewall Means Fight Back
Members of the gay caucus of Youth Against War and Fascism hand out information under a banner "Stonewall Means Fight Back" during the Gay Liberation parade in New York City's Central Park, June 25th, 1978.

Christopher Street Liberation Day (CSLD) 1971
This uncredited image from the 1971 CSLD parade shows a group of marchers with signs including one individual wearing the Gay Activist Alliance "Lambda" symbol. The Gay Activist's Alliance (GAA) formed in late 1969 as a response to the more radical,…

Mattachine Marchers CSLD parade, 1970
Members of the Mattachine Society, one of the first "homophile" organizations in the U.S. march in the CSLD parade in June of 1970. Mattachine became less influential as the more militant activist groups took control of the movement for equal rights…

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera March in CSLD Parade
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera March in CSLD Parade 1971 with the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) banner - an organization the two formed after being disenfranchised by the liberation movement.

Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day 1970
Marchers set up on Christopher Street in New York City's Greenwich Village for the first Gay Liberation parade, marking the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots, in 1970. The foresight of activists such as Craig Rodwell to commemorate Stonewall…

Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries marching
Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries march in the Christopher Street Liberation Day parade of 1971. On the left is Sylvia Rivera (with bag in her arms). STAR was created by Sylvia and Marsha P. Johnson both of whom were active in the Gay…

Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, 1971
This image taken by Rich Wandel depicts marchers in an early gay pride event, the Christopher Street Liberation Day parade, June of 1971.

"Gay In", Central Park, 1971
Photograph by Rich Wandel taken in 1971 at the "Gay In" in Central Park after the Gay Pride march.
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