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    Together On the Air Exhibit on Radio GLLU is Now Available Via ONE Archives

    ONE Gallery is currently featuring Together On the Air–a hybrid exhibition chronicling Radio GLLU, the first ever bilingual LGBTQ+ radio program in the U.S. featuring Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos (GLLU), one of the first LGBTQ+ Latinx organizations in the country. The exhibit launched online on December 15th. It is currently accompanied by in-person programming and a temporary installation at ONE Gallery in West Hollywood, at 262 N. Robertson Boulevard.

    Together on Air – Radio GLLU at One Gallery West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    ONE Gallery hosted a pre-launch event for the exhibit on December 10th with Original Radio GLLU co-hosts Rita Gonzales and Eduardo Archuleta who reunited for a live recording of an exclusive radio session featuring special guests, activist Irene Martínez, and historian and author Lydia Otero (playwright & MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro was scheduled to be a guest, but could not make the radio recording).

    Together on Air – Radio GLLU at One Gallery West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES
    Together on Air – Radio GLLU at One Gallery West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    The exhibition spotlights archival audio recordings and ephemera from the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries as well as personal collections of GLLU members, and newly recorded oral histories with the founders and some members of the organization.

    It was a packed room at One Gallery in West Hollywood during the radio session which featured its original “Gay Day” format from the 1980s. The recording was in partnership with Los Angeles nonprofit radio station dublab. A audio file is available at dublab.com or visit: https://togetherontheair.onearchives.org/exhibit/listening-room-radio-gllu

    “Radio GLLU was a lifeline for thousands of queer Latinos,” said oral historian and Together On the Air curator Ángel Labarthe del Solar. “Its members fought hard for visibility while also creating a home with each other on the air. This exhibition reminds us of the importance of community, chosen family, and connection in movement-building and our collective fight towards liberation.”

    Ángel Labarthe del Solar curates Together on Air – Radio GLLU at One Gallery West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    “Listening is intimate. Radio, a form of collective listening, is powerful,” said Umi Hsu, Director of Content Strategy at ONE Archives Foundation. “From the recordings, we hear the heartbeat of the movement and the stories of unity. Together On the Air is about how joy is lived and transmitted through the voices of young LGBTQ+ Latinx activists in the 1980s and 1990s.”

    The exhibition is made possible by support from the City of West Hollywood and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and media partner, dublab.

    Together on Air – Radio GLLU at One Gallery West Hollywood – WEHO TIMES

    About ONE Archives Foundation

    Founded in 1952, ONE Archives Foundation is the oldest active LGBTQ+ organization in the United States and is dedicated to telling the accurate stories and history of all LGBTQ+ people and their culture. As an independent nonprofit, ONE Archives Foundation promotes ONE Archives at the USC Libraries — the largest repository of LGBTQ+ materials in the world — and provides innovative educational initiatives, public exhibitions, and community programs.

    The curatorial and educational choices made by ONE Archives Foundation are guided by our commitment to social equity and justice. We engage with the complexity of LGBTQ+ history and representation through highlighting the intersectional and authentic narratives of Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), women, gender-nonconforming and transgender people, people of various abilities, youth, and elders across all socio-economic classes. Learn more at onearchives.org, and connect with ONE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @onearchives.

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