The award-winning Legacy Project works to educate the LGBTQ youth and the general population about the many roles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer people have played in the advancement of world history and culture. Through the new Historic Landmark "Legacy Walk" (the world's only outdoor LGBT museumscape); the nationally acclaimed "Legacy Wall" (traveling interactive exhibit); and the groundbreaking "Legacy Project Education Initiative" (free, downloadable resources) – we are challenging the historic redaction of LGBTQ achievements and the social marginalization that flows from it. This international and multicultural effort is driven by a core of historians, biographers, educators, youth advocates, social activists, and community and business leaders who share a commitment to ending the redaction of LGBTQ contributions from shared human history. Age-appropriate lesson plans, study guides, resource links, and multimedia are available free of charge on-line for those who cannot access this rich and unique local installation in person.
All the elements of the Legacy Project work in concert to reclaim the lives of people like Social Justice Advocate Jane Addams, Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustin, Cuban dissident Reinaldo Arenas, British mathematician Alan Turing, Chinese American patriotic icon Dr. Margaret Chung, Astronaut Sally Ride, Composer Cole Porter, Ugandan activist David Kato, Playwrights Lorraine Hansberry and Oscar Wilde, Poets Walt Whitman and Audre Lorde, LGBT Rights pioneers Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Maestro Leonard Bernstein, acclaimed Author James Baldwin, Modern Dance and Ballet Superstars Alvin Ailey and Rudolf Nureyev, and Transgender Pioneers Christine Jorgensen, Sylvia Rivera, and Marsha P. Johnson. Together these assets have brought this “hidden history” to those who access Legacy Project’s online education tools; to the thousands who make up its vast international social media following; to the hundreds of thousands who travel across state lines for a chance to view the Legacy Wall; and to the one million (literally one million) people who visit the Legacy Walk each year.
In all the world, there is nothing quite like the Legacy Project.
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