The exhibition is inspired by the pioneering transgender activists: Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera and the legacies they left behind. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Rivera worked tirelessly to foster safe spaces for LGBTQ youth in New York City and those impacted by H.I.V/AIDS. They were vital figures in the Stonewall uprising that took place on June 28th, 1969 but their contributions to the uprising and the civil rights revolution that soon followed, are often left out of every Pride narrative. In recent years, a petition began to recognize their contributions to the movement but their exclusion from pride narratives unearthed deeper rooted issues within the LGBTQ community. Reacting to inequity in contemporary visual representations of people of color within the LGBTQ spectrum, the participating artists in this exhibition draw from their respective personal experiences and histories to create a multi-narrative account of the complexities surrounding Queer identity in America.
Participating Artists: Alanna Fields, Alexis-Ruiseco Lombera, Antonio Pulgarin, Derick Whitson, Felicita “Felli” Maynard, and Golden
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York operates as a 501(c)3 arts organization and is located at 126 Baxter St and 128 Baxter St. Its programming and exhibitions are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Jerome Foundation, The Tierney Family Foundation, Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing, Fujifilm of North America, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., and Yarden Winery. Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is W.A.G.E. certified.