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June 2024 marks the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history. To honor this milestone, the Stonewall Museum, Archives, & Library presents “STONEWALL in STONEWALL,” opening its doors on June 1, 2024. Visitors will step into a recreated Stonewall Inn, reminiscent of the iconic bar in New York City where the uprising began. This exhibit, titled “Raising the Bars,” pays homage to the significance of LGBTQ+ spaces like Stonewall in fostering community and activism. Following its debut, the exhibit will embark on a nationwide tour over the next decade, aiming to visit all 50 states by Stonewall’s 65th anniversary. Additionally, on June 29, a re-enactment of the Stonewall uprising will take place at the Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library. Led by Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor Dean Trantalis and Fort Lauderdale Police, the event will feature trans activists portraying key figures like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. This commemoration serves as a reminder of the resilience and bravery of those who fought for LGBTQ+ rights, paving the way for progress and equality. Further details will be out soon. It is your chance to contribute to Making History. Your name or a loved one’s can be featured in the exhibit through naming gifts starting at $300. You can purchase these gits online at stonewall-museum.org.