Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) is pleased to announce the
opening of its third exhibition, since it consolidated its programming at its Fort Lauderdale location.
Elected Sisters – Pioneering Bi, Lesbian and Trans Political Leaders will
open on Friday, September 4, 2020, from 6 pm – 7 pm with a free
virtual opening and curatorial talk by SNMA Executive Director Hunter
O’Hanian on ZOOM.
Individuals will receive a link and password via email.
Though a woman is presently a candidate for Vice President, no woman
has been elected president of the United States. Some have tried, none
have made it.
However, since the 1970’s, many women have been elected to other public offices. The 2018 mid-term
elections broke the record for the highest number of women elected to federal office. And many of those
women are members of the LGBTQ community. As we face national and state elections on November 3rd and
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first steps to ensure a woman’s right to vote, we wanted to share the
stories of ten women who forged the path for LGBTQ women in public office as seen through SNMA’s
Archives. Profiled in the exhibition are Roberta Achtenberg, Karen Clark, Joanne Conte, Althea Garrison,
Deborah Glick, Cheryl Jacques, Kathy Kozachenko, Elaine Noble, Gail Shibley, and Liz Stefanics.
The exhibition may be viewed in-person starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, from Monday to Friday,
11am – 5 pm, until Friday, November 6, 2020. Normal safety guidelines (social distancing, masks,
temperature checks, etc.) will be in effect. Attendees will be limited to 10 people at a time. Stonewall National
Museum & Archives is located at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Free parking is
available. The exhibition will be on view throughout Summer 2020. For those who wish to see the exhibition
from their homes, a virtual version of the exhibition will be available at Stonewall-Museum.org.
Support for exhibitions at Stonewall National Museum & Archives is generously provided by the Broward
County Cultural Council, The Department of Florida Cultural Affairs, Funding Arts Broward, Visit Lauderdale,
and Visit Florida.
About Stonewall National Museum & Archives
Celebrating 47 years, Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) promotes understanding through
collecting, preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer
people of all stories, and their significant role in American society. SNMA currently presents a robust schedule
of virtual exhibitions and virtual programs, in South Florida and featured in cities across the country. Visit
Stonewall-Museum.org. Find SNMA on Facebook: stonewall-museum and on Instagram: @stonewallarchive.