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Exhibition Opening | Chosen Familias: Bay Area LGBTQ Latinx Stories

  • GLBT Historical Society Museum 4127 18th Street San Francisco, CA, 94114 United States (map)


GLBT Historical Society Museum, 4127 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94114


$5.00 | Free for members

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A new exhibition at the GLBT Historical Society Museum displays photography, ephemera and text to center both biological and chosen Latinx LGBTQ family connections as structures that build hope and resilience. By queering the concept of the traditional family photo album, the exhibition reframes historical documentation of mothers, daughters, fathers, children, aunts and uncles. “Chosen Familias” will feature several displays of family photo albums, while a video station will play interviews with and footage of Bay Area LGBTQ Latinx activists and artists of the past four decades.

Curated by Tina Valentin Aguirre, chair of the society’s board of directors, the exhibition expands the definition of LGBTQ family to encompass not just biological relatives, but also mentors, coalition members and the networks of people that have supported us. Light refreshments will be served.

Image credit: Curator Tina Valentin Aguirre and exhibition collaborators. Top row: Fabian Echevarria and Shane Zaldivar. Second row: Prado Gomez and Donna Personna. Third row: Rigoberto Marquez, Angel Fabian and Tina Valentin Aguirre. Fourth row: Adela Vazquez, Natalia Vigil and Olga Talamante. Bottom row: Lito Sandoval and Mason J. Smith. Photo by Fabian Echevarria/Bill Jennings.