The University Record, September 17, 1996

'Road to Freedom' kicks off LGBPO's 25th anniversary

"The Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay & Lesbian Movement" opened Sunday (Sept. 15) at the Michigan Union, and will be on display through Sept. 25. The exhibition, halfway through a nine-city national tour, is open to the public 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Mondays, and 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Tues.-Sat. "The Long Road to Freedom" chronicles the gay and lesbian movement since 1967 with photographs, cartoons, articles, interview, advertisements and covers from The Advocate, the national gay and lesbian magazine. The exhibition consists of 33 panels that constitute 136 running feet and will fill the Michigan Union Art Lounge, part of the Main Lobby and the Study Lounge.

Sponsored by the University of Michigan Lesbian Gay Bisexual Programs Office (LGBPO), the exhibition is the kickoff event of the office's 25th Anniversary Celebration. The LGBPO is the nation's first university resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff. Call 763-4186 for information.