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Reception for Washington Blade LGBT photo exhibit set May 20 at Gallery 50

May 18, 2017

Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Framing will host a photo exhibit Friday to Sunday, May 19 to 21, chronicling the nation's LGBT rights movement and featuring images from the Washington Blade's archives. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 20. It is open to the public, and Washington Blade Editor Kevin Naff will be on hand to answer questions about the exhibit.

"We are thrilled to host this incredible exhibit filled with iconic images of the LGBT community's struggle for equality," said Ed McGann of Gallery 50. The Washington Blade is the nation's oldest and most acclaimed LGBT newspaper. The exhibit features 25 images from its archives, including photos from Washington, D.C.'s very first Pride celebration and the White House lit up in rainbow colors following the Supreme Court's marriage ruling. "These images tell our community's story, and it's more important now than ever that we know and understand our own history," McGann said.

Hand-numbered, special-edition prints of the images will be available for purchase. To see more images, go to washingtonblade.com/photogallery/gallery1. Gallery 50 is at 50 Wilmington Ave. in downtown Rehoboth Beach, next door to Henlopen City Oyster House. For more information, call 302-227-2050, email info@gallery50art.com or go to gallery50art.com.

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