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“Love Makes a Family” Photo Exhibit

Traveling Photo Exhibit

On Exhibit at Central Library, June 2013 

Love Makes a Family photo exhibit LGBT

Love Makes a Family is a traveling collection of images of families that have lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender members.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington with support of other area congregations during June’s LGBT Pride Month. The works were produced by the Family Diversity Projects.


Learn more about Art Exhibits at the Library.


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  1. Brenda says:

    When is the exhibit illustrating the old-fashioned traditional form of “family” that has a mom, a dad, 2.5 children and a dog and maybe a kitty?

    • The Librarians says:


      If an artist submits an application to show a photo exhibit such as the one you describe, we would definitely consider it.

      What makes art different from everyday objects (such as a regular family portrait) is the intention of the artist. While any of the photos in this exhibit might be displayed as a family portrait, the collection of them together becomes something bigger – something thoughtful, and hopefully thought provoking.

      If you would like to submit your work to show at the Library, we’d be happy to have you fill out an application.

    • Rhonda says:

      There are TONS of pictures of “the old fashioned traditional form of family” in newspapers, magazines, and on television ever day. By exhibiting the breadth and depth of the reality of some real families, the library is helping us to appreciate the lives of our neighbors and fellow life travelers!

  2. Will says:

    Brenda, If you open your eyes you will see traditional OLD FASHIONED types of families everywhere. Why not open your mind and heart to other types of families. We are no longer in the Brady Bunch era, and never will be again. Sorry for the bad news.

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