ONE Archives Foundation presents "Pride Publics: Words and Actions," a multi-site outdoor exhibition that examines the intersection between pride and publicness. With free and accessible outdoor installations plus a digital guide, this exhibition aims to give visibility to LGBTQ life in the public through the lens of history, community, and activism.

We released a Request for Participation (RFP) for artists, writers, and community leaders. Submissions due April 12, 2021.

This exhibition is curated by Rubén Esparza, a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and independent curator based in Los Angeles. Installations will be on view for the months of June (West Hollywood) and October (Los Angeles County) in 2021.

"Pride Publics: Words and Actions" provokes questions central to queer public life: Who have been the LGBTQ movement leaders and trailblazers? What have they said? What have they done to advance the wellbeing of LGBTQ community? What key moments of change that have contributed to the public health, safety, education, rights, identity, and social belonging of queer life?
















The exhibition will examine themes central to queer public life and highlight trailblazers and their visions. By staging a visual dialogue between historical and contemporary changemakers, this exhibition chronicles moments of progress and community actions that contribute to the wellbeing and advancement of queer life in the public realm.
This exhibition is organized by ONE Archives Foundation. This program is supported by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of the City's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (May 22 - June 30). More info at or @wehoarts.

Image: archival images from ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, design by Rubén Esparza.