“The Changing American Family” Exhibit at Princeton

The Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School is exhibiting “The Changing American Family,” an exhibition of photographic portraits and videos (along with text), by Gigi Kaeser and Seth Bernstein.

The Changing American Family, Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Through Wednesday, November 25, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Two articles have highlighted this display:

“Love Makes a Family” Adds Local Families in Whidbey Island Exhibit

“Love Makes a Family” was on display until November 4 at Langley United Methodist Church on Whidbey Island near Seattle, WA.  As a unique take on an FDP exhibit, the organizers invited local LGBT people to submit family pictures and text for the display.

Larry Fox, as exhibit coordinator, explained adding locals to the exhibit:

“We understand that coming out in this way takes courage, because many LGBT people have been wounded by negative attitudes and outright discrimination,” Fox said. “We also know that LGBT people are our friends and neighbors here on the Island, and hearing the stories of how they built their families is important.”

Read more about this exhibit and some of the local families that were featured.

First Comes Love, a B. Proud book

firstcomesloveB. Proud has developed a book and traveling exhibit on long-term gay and lesbian couples titled, “First Comes Love”. Six years in the development, the goal of “First Comes Love” is to provide a glimpse into the “everyday” lives of LGBTQ couples who have been in their relationships for 10, 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years! Unlike the stereotypical picture painted by the media, these portraits and stories seek to educate those who question, celebrate those who have loving, devoted relationships, and provide an historical record of the strength of this community.

Learn more at the website for First Comes Love, including the option to buy the book.

Of Many Colors at Andover, MA Elementary Schools

55fb2bf6890da.imageThe Andover (MA) Coalition for Education sponsored showings of “Of Many Colors” in all the elementary schools in Andover for the start of the 2015-16 school year.

Read about this great idea for the exhibits here

LMAF on Display in Marblehead, MA

“Love Makes A Family” will be on display at the Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead, MA through the end of October, with an opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 12-2 p.m.

The exhibit got publicized in the Marblehead Reporter.

Stetson Gallery is directly connected with the mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, a certified Welcoming Congregation which is committed to supporting diversity.  Stetson Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (1 p.m. Monday), during church events, and during me&thee coffeehouse concerts.

For further information, visit uumarblehead.org, or call 781-631-1215. To inquire about exhibiting at the Stetson Gallery, contact curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva.

Pioneering Voices in

The Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty, Michigan is hosting “Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People” throughout April 2015.

“The display shows a wide variety of people of different ages, races and genders,” said Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum of the Universalist Unitarian Church. “Transgender people face brutal discrimination. They experience violent discrimination. This helps to break down the labels and shows what it means to be transgender. It combats transphobia.”

Read news article about this exhibit of Pioneering Voices

Pioneering Voices at Northwest Unitiarian Universalist Church, Michigan

Pioneering Voices exhibit was recently at Northwest Unitiarian Universalist Church in Michigan:



LGBT Rights Around the World

The outlook for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the U.S. has improved rapidly in recent years, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to other places in the world. What’s the status of LGBT rights around the world?

Check out this helpful infographic

Of Many Colors at the New Orleans Loving Festival

The New Orleans Loving Festival, now in its fourth year, draws its name from the 1967 Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia, a suit brought by an interracial couple that ended race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.  The Festival celebrates the many manifestations of love while at the same time exploring the complexity of identity in contemporary America.

We were pleased to have them show our exhibit of multiracial families, “Of Many Colors” at the Festival, which ran June 6-12, and to extend the showing of the exhibit through July 1, 2014.

A local arts blog published a review of the exhibit here.

In Our Family at Bullis School

The IN OUR FAMILY exhibit was recently shown at Bullis School, a private coed college prep school for grades 2-12, located in Potomac Maryland.  This exhibit was sponsored by their Staff Diversity and Equity Committee.

As a unique addition to the exhibit, seven families from Bullis School added their photos and text to the exhibit.