LGBTQ & Friends: We Contain Multitudes

In “Song of Myself,” Walt Whitman rejected conventions of uniform identity, famously declaring, “I contain multitudes.” Our second-annual LGBTQ & Friends party takes inspiration from this queer icon to celebrate the multiplicity of individuality and the true diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

Enjoy live music, curator talks, a complimentary wine bar, after-hours access to our exhibitions, and special spoken word performances curated by Nuyorican Poets Cafe in J. Pierpont Morgan's Library.

LGBTQ & Friends celebrates the continued influence of LGBTQ+ writers and artists, and is held conjunction with World Pride Week, the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, and the exhibition Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy.

Lead Sponsor

The Calamus Foundation
Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy
is also made possible with generous support from the Gilder Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, Joshua W. Sommer, and The Themis Anastasia Brown Fund, and assistance from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Susan Jaffe Tane, and Christian Keesee.

Wednesday, June 19, 7–9 PM

Walt Whitman's cardboard butterfly. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of Walt Whitman Papers.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.