The exhibit "Loving Families" was created from interviews of local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in WNC and their family members. People interviewed shared the stories of how they met, came to be a family, and faced the joys and challenges that every family knows by heart. Some stories were of straight parents who raised children who were part of the LGBT community. Some stories were of gay men who created family from friendships over many decades. Some were lesbian women who learned the strength of an extended nuclear family as in-laws. Some were of gay and lesbian people who adopted or birthed children of their own. All of these stories include familiar themes, often sounding like all of our own family stories. And that’s the point.
Exhibit on view at aSHEville Museum.