Staying Out: Celebrating Portland’s Pioneers of Pride

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which marked the beginning of queer liberation, AIGA Portland Design for Good and Wilde Town collaborated with 25 gay rights pioneers who championed visibility, equality and inclusion in Portland. We captured stories of their contributions from the first legislative guide to gay rights, to the world’s longest running drag performance.

Design artifacts by artists that spotlight the activists’ profound efforts will be on display in the Galeria at PLACE, a landscape architecture firm in Northwest Portland, from June 24–29. A public reception will be held on Thursday, June 27 from 7:00–9:00 PM.

As we celebrate how far we’ve come, we recognize that some members of early liberation movements are going back into the closet due to fears of discrimination in elderly health and social services. We hope this exhibition will help empower people of all generations, orientations and gender identities with the tools to be themselves and STAY OUT!

June 24–29, 2019
735 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Thursday, June 27
7:00—9:00 PM

Akela Jaffi
Austin Wahl
Cathleen Casey
Chris Chan
Christopher Palacios
Emily Fitzgerald
Erasto Reyes
Erica Thomas
Grace Eucker
Grant Phillips
Helday de la Cruz
Joël Greenspan
Joey Wang
Jorge Pulido
LeAnn Locher
Nestoras Nestoros
Obson Cesar
Oluyinka Akinjiola
Rachel Frankel
Rita Sabler
Sijia Huang
Sheri Smith
Susan Kocen
Tanya Schroder
Taz Mota

When & Where
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
735 Northwest 18th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209