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FLINT – “Pioneering Voices: Portraits of Transgender People,” a traveling art exhibit including photographs and interviews with trans people of all ages, their partners and their children, is coming to Metro Detroit.
Through first-person accounts and positive images, the exhibit seeks to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes about trans people and to educate the public on trans identities and their experiences.
Pioneering Voices celebrates a range of views, opinions and experiences that are unique and empowering and, at the most basic level, combats transphobia by breaking silence and making the “invisible” visible. All members of the public are encouraged to affirm and appreciate diversity, by being witness to the process of dismantling the destructive power of prejudice and intolerance.
The photo exhibit will showcase 15 framed photos and accompanying text panels and was created by Jack Pierson, an intern of Family Diversity Projects at Smith College.
The exhibit will be on display for the month of February at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint located at 2474 S. Ballenger Highway. A reception and dramatic readings will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 and is free and open to the public. Contact Cheryl Craig, church administrator, for availability at 810-232-4023.