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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gay Liberation Sculpture

 
 
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By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
1. Gay Liberation Marker
Inscription. In 1984, the George Segal sculpture, Gay Liberation, was placed on this site through the efforts of the gay and lesbian community and the New Harvest Foundation.

In 1991, the sculpture was moved to its original intended home in New York City's Christopher Park. It is missed.

This installation commemorates the sculpture and honors the ongoing liberation of lesbians and gay men.
 
Erected 1993 by New Harvest Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 43° 4.911′ N, 89° 21.764′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Spaight Street and South Few Street, on the right when traveling east on Spaight Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B. B. Clarke House (a few steps from this marker); Orton Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Curtis-Kittleson House (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Orton Park (about 600 feet away); Lougee House (about 700 feet away); Sixth Ward Public Library
Gay Liberation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
2. Gay Liberation Marker
The marker is in the bushes to the left of the bench where the sculpture was located.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mills Brothers Commercial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cutter House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .
1. Christopher Park. The current home of the sculpture in New York City. (Submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 

2. Sculpture History. From glbtq.com, which bills itself as "the largest Web site devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (glbtq) education and culture and houses the largest, most comprehensive encyclopedia of glbtq culture in the world." (Submitted on July 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Gay Liberation Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 4, 2010
3. Gay Liberation Marker
Wide view of the marker looking toward Orton Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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