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SpeakOut: The Intersection of LGBTQ Identity and Art
June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gulfport Public Library is hosting the third in its six-part SpeakOut series with a focus on the “Intersections of LGBTQ Identity and Art.” While conversations about artistic talent have traditionally centered on white males, whether gay or not, these stereotypes are challenged more and more today. Multimedia artist Saudade Toxosi and former gallery owner Steve Glassman examine the challenges faced by artists who are LGBTQ, particularly lesbians or bisexuals who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). This far-reaching discussion will examine the unique talents and needs of LGBTQ artists across different media and explore whether LGBTQ individuals are, in fact, overrepresented in artistic fields.
SpeakOut is a six-part series that examines the intersections between LGBTQ identity and aging, art, faith, law and literature, closing with a capstone session to tie together themes from the five topical discussions. This program is FREE to attend, but registration is required. SpeakOut is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Gulfport Public Library.
June 4 @ 5:00 pm -
June 4 @ 7:30 pm