Alabama Civil Rights Museum Promotes Lesbian Awareness
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Founded to teach about human rights and the fight for equality during the days of racial segregation, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is introducing a new topic: Lesbian awareness in the South.
The museum opens a new exhibit Friday night featuring photographs of lesbian couples and families living in the Deep South. Some women are depicted arm-in-arm or embracing with their faces fully visible. Others who weren’t comfortable being identified publicly are pictured with their backs to the camera. Read more about the exhibit here.
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Wonderful to read that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute took a chance and expanded their definition of civil rights to include lesbian awareness. Edifying that the response to it has been so positive.