Beyond the Blue Sky: LGBT Art Exhibit from Mongolia
January though April
208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves)
New York, New York 10011
Entrance is FREE and open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone and everyone! Contact Brandt Miller with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mongolia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have long been misunderstood and rejected in Mongolian society. Ignorance, misunderstanding and intolerance have led to widespread prejudice, discrimination and violence. Fear of persecution on simply the basis of one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity has forced many members of the LGBT community to hide their true selves, thereby becoming an invisible presence in a hostile world. However underground the community may be, it is nonetheless a vibrant one, full of hope, passion, dreams, and a burning desire to one day gain acceptance and recognition. They are your friends, your colleagues, your brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. They share the same goals, the same loves, the same triumphs, the same heartaches.
This exhibition gives visibility to this largely hidden group within our society, to allow them to articulate their life struggles through the medium of art. It is the first time in this country’s history that such an exhibition has been held, and it would not have been possible without the collaboration of the local LGBT community, contributions from national and international artists, and support from countless individuals committed to social change.