The Gay Alliance of Brooklyn was a civil rights organization, active from 1971-1973 and used Spencer Memorial Church as their meeting space as well as the location for their monthly dances. At its peak, the organization had over 300 members. To learn more about the history of GAB and its relationship with Spencer Memorial Church, check out the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project that highlights historic and cultural sites throughout NYC associated with the LGBTQ community.
The photo of the week comes from the Brooklyn photograph and illustration collection comprised of roughly 7,000 items dating from the early to mid-20th century. Over 30 Brooklyn neighborhoods are documented, as well as photographs of Brooklyn Navy Yard and Brooklyn docks, harbors and ferries. To see more photographs from this collection, check out this gallery.
Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
This post was edited and updated on July 11, 2018.