If you're in New York City, the Asian Pride Project invites you Our Portraits, Our Families, a group photography exhibition of Asian Pacific Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer family narratives. It's running June 13 through July 13 at the Museum of Chinese in America.
Here are some more details about the exhibition:
Our Portraits, Our Families
A group photography show of family narratives
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10014
June 13 - July 13, 2014
MOCATALKS: The Artist & API LGBTQ Family Experience
Thursday, June 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Presented by Asian Pride Project, Our Portraits, Our Families is an exhibition at the intersection of Art, Advocacy, and Allyship for Asian Pacific Islander (API) families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) members. Our Portraits, Our Families seeks to visualize and promote the realization of love and understanding in our families, as a way to undo culturally ingrained bias. This exhibition celebrates the eternal optimism of familial love without forgetting the tears so many of our families still endure.
Each featured artist worked with an API LGBTQ individual and their family, resulting in a series of visual narratives of varied emotional content within the shared context of immigrant values. By highlighting the family experience, Asian Pride Project hopes to shed light on a topic oftentimes silenced within API communities, provide lessons and role models for families with LGBTQ members, and place importance on the role of families for LGBTQ acceptance in all communities.
MOCA and Asian Pride Project are hosting a behind-the-scenes conversation with the photographers and families behind Our Portraits, Our Families on Thursday, June 19. For further information about the exhibition, visit the Asian Pride Project.