Banner Project Returns to UH Libraries

This week, visitors to the University of Houston MD Anderson Library will notice a suite of 40 banners displayed in the atrium. The Banner Project, created by Houston activist Sara Fernandez, is a pop-up exhibit featuring pivotal points in Houston’s LGBT history from the 1930s to present day.

The Banner Project is on display at UH Libraries.

The Banner Project is on display at UH Libraries.

This is the second year that UH Libraries has partnered with Hernandez to host the banners and promote awareness of diversity and inclusion. Vince Lee, UH Special Collections archivist, states that the display “encapsulates Houston’s LGBT history: individuals, events, and milestones which have been hard fought to secure recognition and rights which we all enjoy.”

The Banner Project will be on display at the MD Anderson Library through October 11, which is National Coming Out Day. Staff from Special Collections will be available with information on the LGBT History Research Collection, as well as outreach from the UH LGBTQ Resource Center.

Related: OutSmart article “The Banner Project: Teaching Local LGBT History in a Fast-Paced Society”

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Posted on October 6th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Banner Project Returns to UH Libraries