Exhibit featuring LGBT portraits now on display

An exhibit featuring portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Marylanders is now on display at the Maryland Humanities Council offices in Baltimore -- and is open to the public on Thursday.

The Montgomery College Arts Institute project, titled "Portraits of Life: LGBT Stories of Being," features adult and childhood pictures of residents "in nearly every aspect of community life" in Montgomery County.

"The exhibition's goal is to inspire all to be more accepting and to send a message of hope and understanding to those, especially teens and young adults, who may be struggling with their own identities," the council said in a statement about the project. "Youth photos of each subject added to each panel illustrate the commonalities we all share, while adult portraits celebrate individuality."

The exhibit will be open to the public between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each Thursday through the end of September. The offices are located at 108 W. Centre Street in Mount Vernon.

Previous exhibits in the project have included "Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors" and "Portraits of Life: Student Experiences."

You can also check out the online version of the exhibit here.


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