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LGBT Photo Pop-Up

Type: Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community LGBTQ people are often put in an uncomfortable (or worse, downright insulting) position when working with traditional / heteronormative / straight photographers. From being misgendered to being asked to…

Sylvia Rivera, first transgender person in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection

Earlier this year, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery installed the portrait of Sylvia Rivera in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibition. Rivera is the first transgendered person in the museum’s collection. A forerunner in the fight against gender identity discrimination, Ray Rivera rechristened himself as Sylvia as a teenager. When cast…