This photographic exhibition explores the dark of discrimination, faced by the LGBT+ parent/carer community, and the light of family life.
During this time many families have shared their own stories, difficulties and struggles whilst navigating the heteronormative idea of a family. Proud 2 b Parents therefore wanted to capture real family life from the LGBT+ parent/carer community and bring awareness of their lives and the ‘normality’ of everyday life.
LGBT+ parents/carers and their children are often overlooked due to their intersectional inequalities, and can feel isolated within the community as family based services do not often meet their needs. Therefore raising awareness and understanding, whilst challenging assumptions is vital for these ‘unseen communities’, a key aim of the service Proud 2 b Parents offer.
Please note the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Proud 2 b Parents is an inclusive organisation for all routes to parenthood. They are run by and deliver services for LGBT+ parents/carers to be, and LGBT+ parents/carers and their children living in Greater Manchester. The organisation has been delivering services for over 14 years and has a wealth of experience in regards to the community needs and experiences they have faced.
The images for this exhibition have been captured by artist Allie Crewe, whose portraits have met with critical acclaim. Described as ‘Highly rated, sincere, poignant and classical’ by Magnum, and as producing ‘a terrific body of work filled with heart and empathy’ by LensCulture, Allie’s work was shortlisted for the prestigious Portrait of Britain award in 2017 which she won in 2019.