A VISUAL JOURNEY: FROM AIDS TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY
TRAVELING EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE EVANSVILLE MUSEUM
A traveling exhibition organized by the Indiana Historical Society celebrating 30 years of LGBTQ history in Indiana opens June 1, 2018, at the Evansville Museum. As seen through the lens of Indianapolis photographer Mark A. Lee, the photographic display gives viewers a front row seat to events, both public and private, that shaped the lives of many Hoosiers.
“A VISUAL JOURNEY: FROM AIDS TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY” documents members of the AIDS community, past and present Bag Ladies, members of Pride and those who fought for marriage equality,” writes Lee.” “It also pays tribute to five very special people who are no longer here – for reasons other than AIDS – and takes a peek into our future as it provides a closer look at the transgender community.” Mark A. Lee will attend a reception at the Museum on Thursday, June 14, at 6:00 pm, that is open to the public admission-free.
The June 1 – June 27 exhibition, sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company and Cummins, also highlights the Indiana Historical Society’s work with the Indiana LGBTQ Collecting Initiative. First announced in 2014, the initiative includes oral histories, photographs and research materials donated to the IHS archive. The Indiana LGBTQ Collecting Initiative is supported by the Efroymson Family Fund and a grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate.
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