The first Gay Pride parade took place in June 1970 in New York, just a year after the 1969 Stonewall Riots. More than four decades later, the concept of pride remains the most recognizable aspect of the modern LGBT movement. Celebrations of identity are held annually, not only in “gay havens” like San Francisco or New York, but also in the “flyover” communities of rural America.
Many of the shirts in this exhibit have explicit Hoosier connections. How do Hoosiers express pride? What political symbols do you see in these shirts?