See a special display of Pulse Memorial Crosses
Admission to the History Center will be free to all on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 during Orlando’s annual Come Out with Pride festival.
The free Pride Days weekend coincides with the recent opening of a new exhibit reflecting the progress and setbacks of Central Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community over five decades of change.
The exhibit, titled Pride, Prejudice & Protest: The GLBT History of Greater Orlando, was prepared in association with the nonprofit GLBT History Museum of Central Florida and will be at the History Center through January 26, 2017.
The exhibit was planned long before the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. To pay tribute to the 49 lives lost and to the community’s outpouring of support, a selection of items collected from memorial sites has been added to the exhibit.
For Pride Days on November 12 and 13, the 49 Pulse Memorial Crosses will also be displayed at the History Center. Greg Zanis of Chicago made each cross in memory of someone who died in the tragedy and brought the crosses to Orlando soon after the shooting. They were displayed near Orlando Regional Medical Center, where many of the victims were treated.
The History Center will be open Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, from noon to 5 p.m.
To learn more about the GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, visit glbthistorymuseum.com.