Be the Change: LBGTQ Activism from Stonewall to Today

Be the Change LogoPorter Square Books will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a presentation by The History Project on the evolution of Pride in Boston from Stonewall to today. Check back for more details about the presentation soon.

About The History Project

Established in 1980 by a group of historians, activists, and archivists, The History Project is the only organization focused exclusively on preserving the history of New England’s LGBTQ community and making that history accessible to researchers and the public. A volunteer driven organization, The History Project maintains one of the largest independent LGBTQ archives in the nation – more than 1,000,000 records and growing – which includes collections and artifacts from organizations and individuals. The History Project also conducts a broad range of public-facing activities—from informal talks to exhibitions—as well as an annual awards program. To learn more, visit

Joan Ilacqua is co-chair of the board of directors of The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston and the Archivist for Diversity and Inclusion at Harvard Medical School’s Center for the History of Medicine. She is a graduate of UMass Boston’s Public History master’s program and earned her BA in history and studio art from the University of Puget Sound.

20% of sales from 3-5PM will be donated to The History Project.


Learn more about Be the Change here.

Event date: 

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140