“The Icons I picked out,” Shoemaker said, “are from a nearly endless lineage of incredible contenders. Those I picked stand out to me for their contributions to society and culture as artists, activists, writers, and visionaries. They were pioneers in their respective fields – civil rights activists, drag performers, dancers, arbiters of rock and roll, baseball players, floral designers, writers, film directors, and producers.”
The Queer Icons: Pioneers exhibition will be shown in its entirety in Lambertville and New Hope during the month of May as part of our Pride Celebration. Ten Icons will be displayed in store windows on both sides of the river. The Icons include Pauli Murray, Lou Sullivan, Flawless Sabrina, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Constance Spry, Dorothy Arzner, Glenn Burke, Ellis Haizlip, Willi Ninja and Jeanne Cordóva, Gladys Bentley, Langston Hughes, Essex Hemphill, Agnes Martin, Dorian Corey, Leslie Feinberg, Barbara Jordan, Bayard Rustin, Esquerita and Pat Parker.