Washington, Feb. 2020

Library of Congress: LGBTQ+ Changemakers

Matthew Riemer & Leighton Brown

The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Feb. 10, 2020

Provincetown, May 2019

Twenty Summers: Stonewall 50

Matthew Riemer, Leighton Brown, and Garrard Conley in Conversation

Hawthorne Barn, Provincetown, MA

May 25, 2019

First Pride March: Tyler Oakley Collaboration, 2019

From Tyler Oakley:

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, I’ve been working on a special video about the impact Stonewall had on what we now celebrate as LGBTQ+ Pride. Before there were the festivals, parades and concerts, there was the Christopher Street Liberation Day March - a year after Stonewall. I partnered with my friends Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown (of the Instagram account @LGBT_History) to share the stories of the first Pride March.

Logo30, June 2019

From Logo

Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown, founders of @lgbt_history on Instagram, discuss their desire to make queer history more inclusive, accurate and accessible. 

It Gets Better Project, May 2019

From It Gets Better:

Before starting the Instagram account @LGBT_History in 2016, Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown knew very little about their queer foreparents. Now, one wildly successful social media account and a book later, the pair is sharing their knowledge with the world.  

BBC, June 22, 2019