In view of this year’s fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City galleries and museums are brimming with contemporary and retrospective exhibitions reflecting on the history of LGBTQ rights and themes of sexual and gender identity, associated cultures, and social action, providing the Museum of Sex stiff companionship [Images 1 and 2].1 

Founded in 2002 by Daniel Gluck, in consultation with social critic Camille Paglia, among others, the Museum of Sex was envisioned to be a sort of “Smithsonian of Sex,” and has weathered a number of controversies and rebrandings over the years.2 The museum continues to develop its permanent collections and organize exhibitions of...

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