Happy Pride Month! Here at Her Blaze we value diversity.
We always cheer for the underdog. We believe in equality and acceptance.
We value human decency and compassion. So, for anyone who is part of the LGBTQ+ community, we see you, we hear you, we love and accept you.
For today’s blog, we decided to focus on LGBTQ+ art in the community and how we can help share more.
One museum that is a must visit is The Leslie Lohman Museum of Art. Right now, ‘Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell’ is the focal exhibit.
It is a photography and videography exhibit that focuses on her portrayal of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities. What makes this artist one I admire is the fact that she utilized her art as a way to help herself as she struggled navigating in the world that included her ethnicity and her sexuality.
So, if you’re a reader from NYC, please head out this month and check this vulnerable art exhibit.
Maybe you don’t live in NYC and maybe you’re looking for street art, which is one of my favorites. Well, you’re in luck!
Every year since 1992, the San Francisco Art Commission displays the work of artists in the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series installed in bus kiosks on Market Street between 8th Street and the Embarcadero.
“Marching Toward Pride” is made up of 12 posters, representing six pivotal moments in San Francisco’s LGBTQ history. These posters are created by award-winning gay comic artist Justin Hall (pictured below).
Celebrating queer art is exciting. We also learned recently that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is coming back in 2022!
Any positive publicity and support for the LGBTQ+ community is a win in my book for sure! And, even though it isn’t “art” the state of Wisconsin has also taken a stand in support of equality.
For the entire month of June, the Pride flag will be flown at the state capitol! So, as Jon Meacham said, “if a person is homosexual by nature-that is, if one’s sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one’s identity as gender or skin color-then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow”.
That says it all, equality means everyone is included without judgment or discrimination regardless of gender, race or sexuality.
If you know of a gay pride art exhibit or a gay artist, send the information our way. We would love to make June a month full of equality and support.
I know today isn’t challenge day, but I’m still sending out the challenge! Check out the info below on how to submit art.
As always, if you’re out and about and come across some great street art, send that too. We want to write a blog about any community that supports the arts!