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“You mean you aren’t the museum where all the stuff
from the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969 is located?”
No – we’re not. But given our name, it’s an understandable question. It gets asked a lot.
The Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library (SNMAL) is one of the largest gay archives and libraries in the United States, turning 50 years old this year. However, we have no direct link to the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969. When we were founded in 1972, the founder Mark Silber used the name “Stonewall” to recognize the fight for LGBTQIA+ liberation that began at the Stonewall Inn in 1969. It was a name with meaning then and it has become nearly synonymous with gay liberation efforts since that time.
SNMAL presents an ongoing 12-month schedule of exhibitions on LGBTQIA+ themes and public programs, including author presentations, films, panel discussions, and collaborative events at its museum and library in South Florida and in cities across the United States.
The Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library is a Florida non-profit charitable organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code. To see our current 990 tax return, please visit Guidestar.org.
Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library is a safe, welcoming place that inspires and promotes understanding through collecting, preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people of all stories, and their significant role in American society.
We will build and sustain a viable, solvent organization that is inspirational, educational, relevant, and accessible to future generations; recognized nationally as a leading, influential authority. We will be a leader in the collection, preservation, and accessibility of American LGBTQIA+ culture and history.
on – Recognizing that every person has the intrinsic ability to create, we seek to build community among LGBTQIA+ people and organizations and their allies, working together in a cooperative and supportive environment.
Equity – Understanding how aspects of one’s social and political identities (e.g., gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, etc.) might combine to create unique modes of discrimination, we work to create policies and practices that foster an embracing and inclusive environment, welcoming to everyone, treating them with respect, care and empathy. While preserving the history of past generations, we seek to engage future generations.
Professionalism – We collect, preserve, exhibit and teach within the highest of academic standards. We perform our work ethically, honesty and with integrity. We acknowledge our temporal relationship to SNMAL’s assets and obligation to manage and preserve the organization for future generations.
Service – Rooted in scholarship, our programs are offered in service to the general public, visible and accessible to the widest group possible.
Adopted April 2020
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Stonewall is grateful to the following funders for their support of our operations and programs.
Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, Florida, As recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by Stonewall National, Museum, Archives, & Library do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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