With a mission so large it includes, “unlocking the mysteries of the universe,” the Smithsonian Institution is a leader in the preservation of art, history, and culture. Smithsonian Institution at large in collaboration with SI GLOBE, the Smithsonian’s LGBTQ staff organization, is working to not only create affinity within the institution, but engage knowledge seekers in queer history and culture.
With a full itinerary and more programs in the works, LGBTQ history and culture will no doubt be included as the Smithsonian furthers its mission and shares knowledge with the world.
Smithsonian at Youth Pride, Dupont Circle: May 2; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
In celebration of Youth Pride this year, the Smithsonian will be sharing some it’s upcoming programming engaging families and learners of all ages.
Gay Day at the Zoo, Smithsonian National Zoo: Sunday May 3; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In collaboration with The DC Center, the Smithsonian Zoological Park Conservation Biology Institute presents International Family Equality Day.
Band BETTY at PEACOCKalypse, Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: Saturday, June 13; 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Showcasing Darren Waterson’s Filthy Lucre remix of the Smithsonian’s storied Peacock room, Capital Pride and Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery’s Asia After Dark will host an entire evening of programming including performances by activist pop rock trio and L Word alums BETTY.
Smithsonian at Capital Pride Parade: Saturday, June 13; 4:30 p.m.
For the first time in over 20 years, Smithsonian GLOBE will be taking part in Capital Pride parade, as well as sharing their upcoming and ongoing programming at the museums.
Screening of Paris is Burning, National Museum of Natural History: June 25
In collaboration with the National Museum of Africa American History and Culture and Smithsonian Latino Center, Smithsonian will present a screening followed by panel discussion at the historic Baird Auditorium.