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Pride at Mia
Celebrate the exceptional historical and creative cultural contributions made by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community with art, stories, virtual events, and more—curated by Mia’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Staff Work Group. We acknowledge that Pride is a celebration of the decades-long fight—often led by trans women of color—that got us to where we are today. Check back throughout the month for additional content.
About the 2SLGBTQIA+ Staff Work Group
Comprised of staff from multiple departments, this group aims to create a space for employees to think about museum content and staff advocacy through the lens of the queer experience. 2SLGBTQIA+ stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, +
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Virtual Third Thursday: Pride
In honoring the legacy of Marsha P. Johnson and the other Black trans activists and organizers who continue this fight today, join us virtually for the premiere of the Tretter Trans Oral History Project’s podcast, Transcripts, to unpack the political history of trans activism.
This conversation features Andrea Jenkins, poet, Ward 8 Minneapolis City Council Vice-President, and activist, LaSaia Wade, Founder and Executive Director of Brave Space Alliance, Diamond Stylz, Executive Director of Black Trans Women, Inc., and Myrl Beam, Virginia Commonwealth University professor and the Oral Historian Fellow for the Tretter Project.
Unspeakable Love: The Rebel Who Went Too Far
Simeon Solomon is a young gay art star in the Victorian era. But when scandal threatens his career, offering a cautionary tale to aesthetes like Oscar Wilde, he must choose between his livelihood and his identity.
Incredibly, Mia has two works by Solomon in its collection, acquired in the 1960s when Solomon had been all but erased from art history. Click here to see them.