Photos of the 1944 Anniversary Day parade in Brooklyn, NY courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Photos of the 1944 Anniversary Day parade in Brooklyn, NY courtesy of the Library of Congress.

History Lesson: Before Stonewall, the struggle for gay rights in one Forest Hills park

Gay Liberation Front marches on Times Square, New York City, 1969 IMAGE ID: Manuscripts and Archives Division

Trylon and Perisphere at the New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens, 1939 | Photographer: Wurts Bros.

Trylon and Perisphere at the New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens, 1939

Alley Pond Park, Queens, 1936 | Photographer: Samuel H. Gottscho

Alley Pond Park, Queens, 1936 : Photo Gallery : New York City Department of Parks & Recreation : NYC Parks

Times Square, 1969. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

American photographer Diana Davies was one of the leading photojournalists of the gay lib movement …

Clearing the scene for Flushing Meadows Park before the 1939 World's Fair

Clearing the scene for Flushing Meadows Park before the 1939 World's Fair

Clearing the scene for Flushing Meadows Park before the 1939 World's Fair

Clearing the scene for Flushing Meadows Park before the 1939 World's Fair

Contents of the 1939 time capsule. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Westinghouse - Time Capsule - Items to go into time capsule

1970. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Women from the Lavender Menace, a group of lesbians who were disenfranchised from mainstream feminism. NOW and Women's Lib Movement distanced themselves from lesbians because of homophobia.

Bathers in Surf, Far Rockaway Beach, Queens, c. 1897 | Photographer: Byron Company

Bathers in Surf, Far Rockaway Beach, Queens, c. 1897 : Photo Gallery : New York City Department of Parks & Recreation : NYC Parks

Internment of the Westinghouse Time-Capsule in Queens,1938

Internment of the Westinghouse Time-Capsule in

History Lesson: Time capsules buried in Queens until 6939 | The Queens Beat

History Lesson: Time capsules buried in Queens until 6939

Christopher Street, 1971. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Christopher Street, Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Photos of the 1944 Anniversary Day parade in Brooklyn, NY courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Photos of the 1944 Anniversary Day parade in Brooklyn, NY courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Photos of the 1944 Anniversary Day parade in Brooklyn, NY courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Photos of the 1944 Anniversary Day parade in Brooklyn, NY courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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