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March 27, 2014, 12:15 AM | posted by in Festival Events
There is no family cookie-cutter. Just as no two snowflakes are identical, every family unit looks differently, acts differently and operates differently. The common denominator, nonetheless, is love.
Family Diversity Projects presents their touring photo exhibit, “Love Makes a Family,” on display at Tower City through April 3, 2014. The exhibit is comprised of twenty family portraits that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) members, including quotes that share particular families’ messages to passersby. The unassuming display features families from all walks of life, young and old, and in all shades of humanity with the goal of debunking the myths and stereotypes of what it means to be a part of a family that has members of the LGBT community.
“Love Makes a Family” has traveled to schools, churches, museums, hospitals, and various other public establishments all across the nation to encourage onlookers to view these diverse families as if they were their own. Film audiences are encouraged to stop by and browse this positive imagery and read about their everyday challenges and successes. Family Diversity Projects is challenging people of all ages to embrace diversity and understand that these families face the same circumstances as any other family make up.
Presented by The Foundation Center Cleveland, “Love Makes a Family” is in Cleveland for the first time, thanks to the following co-sponsors: The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Equality Ohio, Movement In Black, PFLAG Cleveland, GLSEN Northeast Ohio, and Gay Games 9. Spectators can view the photo exhibit at Tower City through April 3, 2014, located on concourse level 1 next to Payless. For more information, please visit www.familydiv.org.
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