By IE Community News
June 6, 2024

The Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California (CRIISC) announced the launch of its special Pride Month pop up exhibition “Out in the I.E.: A 50 Year Retrospective of the Inland Empire LGBTQ+ Community’s Tenacity, Triumphs, and Trailblazers.” This innovative pop up exhibition celebrates and honors the vibrant history, remarkable resilience, and significant contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in the Inland Empire over the past five decades. The FREE pop up exhibit will be open to the public from June 3 through June 13, 2024 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Bank of America Diversity Center.

“We are proud to present ‘Out in the I.E.’ as a testament to the indomitable spirit and resilience of the LGBTQ+ community in the Inland Empire,” said Sabrina Gonzalez, Executive Director of the Inland Southern California Civil Rights Institute. “This pop up exhibition serves as a platform to recognize the struggles, celebrate the victories, and honor the pioneers who have played pivotal roles in advancing civil rights and fostering inclusivity in our region and is just a starting point for a larger exhibition in the future.” The Inland Empire is home to a thriving LGBTQ+ community that has contributed greatly to advancing the movement for equality. The region’s dynamic queer history is a tapestry of tenacity and triumphs led by fierce trailblazers.

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