"Trans Stories Project" is a collection from Eastern PA Trans Equity Project, featuring images and stories of transgender and gender-expansive community members in eastern Pennsylvania. An artist reception is scheduled for March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Telling Trans Stories:
Fewer than 30% of the American public claims to know a transgender person. Eastern PA Trans Equity Project wants to change that.
Eastern PA Trans Equity Project has launched an effort to document the lives and stories of transgender and gender nonbinary folk in Eastern Pennsylvania. Most critically, we are not the ones telling the stories - we are allowing participants to do that for themselves through photos and words.
The goal of this project is to do more than simply document history. We want to humanize the transgender experience.
This spring, leading up to the International Transgender Day of Visibility, the exhibit runs from February 1 to March 25.
Ultimately, all display materials will be housed, digitized, and preserved in the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive at Muhlenberg College's Trexler Memorial Library in Allentown.
Funding for this archival exhibit has been provided in part by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.