This historic exhibit will highlight major moments in national, state and local history such as Executive Order 10450 which banned homosexuals from working for the federal government in 1953, the Stonewall riots in 1969, Harvey Milk elected to office as the first openly gay man in 1978 and same sex marriage legalized in the United States in 2015. In addition, it will also include the Miss Florida F.I Pageant Wall of Fame which celebrates 53 years of the art of female impersonation. Pageant title holders from 1972 to present will be displayed.

“Galleria Fort Lauderdale is proud to host this third installment of History Fort Lauderdale’s Pride program,” said Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at Galleria Fort Lauderdale. “ We welcome everyone to shop, dine and play here and salute those who are advancing equality and inclusiveness for a stronger community.”

Additional contributions to the exhibit are courtesy of Stonewall National Museum and Archives, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, and Key West Art & Historical Society.

The exhibition will run from June 1 through 30, at Galleria Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit is open to the public and there is no cost to view; located by Swarovski.

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