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“Authentic Selves” Exhibit Opening Night
“Authentic Selves” Exhibit Opening Night

Tue, Jun 25


512 Broad St

“Authentic Selves” Exhibit Opening Night

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

512 Broad St, 512 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161, USA

About the event

Through first-person accounts and beautiful images, this exhibit seeks to challenge damaging myths and stereotypes about trans and nonbinary people and to educate people about this group of people.

This exhibit explores the many aspects of gender identity and variance by sharing these important, ground-breaking stories. Authentic Selves celebrates a range of views, opinions, and experiences that are unique and empowering to trans and nonbinary people. By encouraging people of all ages to affirm and appreciate diversity, this traveling exhibit contributes to dismantling the destructive power of prejudice and intolerance.  As a remarkable tool designed to prevent bullying and increase empathy and connection, Authentic Selves will hopefully help make the world a safer place for all people.


Groundbreaking in its depictions of joy and community, Authentic Selves celebrates trans and nonbinary people and their families in stunning photographs and their own words. Foreword by transgender activist Jazz Jennings, her mom, and fellow activist Jeanette Jennings.

So often, trans and nonbinary people’s stories are told only through the lens of their struggles and challenges, including their political battles for legal rights, but trans and nonbinary people live rich and fulfilling lives full of joy and community, too. Authentic Selves: Celebrating Trans and Nonbinary People and Their Families is a sweeping compilation of life stories and portraits of trans and nonbinary people, as well as their partners, parents, children, siblings, and chosen family members.

The compelling stories in Authentic Selves provide a glimpse into the real lives, both the challenges and the triumphs, of these remarkable people and their families—people like Senator Sarah McBride, disability justice advocate Parker Glick, drag entertainer TAYLOR ALXNDR, September 11th first responder Jozeppi Angelo Morelli, model Lana Patel, youth activist Elliott Bertrand, and so many others—all of whom are working to create a more just, diverse, and compassionate world.

Developed in collaboration with PFLAG National and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.

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