LEARN MORE SERIES: Portraits of Pride: A Celebration of Queer and Trans Lives in Boston

4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2023
6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2023
GSU, 775 Commonwealth Ave
Small Ballroom + 2nd Floor Exhibition Space
Contact Organization:
BU Diversity & Inclusion
In October 2022, the Portraits of Pride project was launched to commemorate LGBTQ History Month, with an exhibition of photo portraits highlighting 19 remarkable Boston leaders. The portraits – installed as larger-than-life canvas prints that billowed over Boston Common – were photographed by John Huet and conceived by Creative Director Jean Dolin, who called the project “a love letter” to Boston’s LGBTQIA+ community. Now, four months after the portraits were vandalized, a special edition of the installation is headed to BU. Join us for a special event to celebrate the installation of Portraits of Pride in the GSU 2nd-floor exhibition space. The event will include a reception and a panel with some of the photo subjects, moderated by WBUR Arts Engagement Producer Arielle Gray. Panelists: Shaplaie Brooks, Executive Director, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth Jean Dolin, Curator, Portraits of Pride Dominic “Diggity Dom” Glaude, musician, producer Ashton Mota, Human Rights Campaign Youth Foundation Ambassador Moderator: Arielle Gray, Reporter and Arts Engagement Producer for The ARTery, WBUR Boston Sponsored by BU Diversity & Inclusion, LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff, and the BU Arts Initiative