(Paul Fukui, Q Center staff Ron Silver, Chief of the Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Adrian Brown, Assistant U.S. Attorney)

The “Queer Heroes NW” exhibition, a collaboration between Q Center and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN) has traveled across town and is hanging in the U.S. Attorney’s office in the federal Department of Justice.

As part of Q Center’s Arts & Culture and Advocacy efforts, the exhibition is an opportunity to highlight the contributions of LGBT individuals regionally in the struggle for LGBT civil rights. The featured individual’s stories illuminate our collective history. Their tales of heroism are part of the story of our struggle.

Q Center is delighted to share the exhibition with the staff in the U.S. Attorney’s office. When Assistant Attorney Adrian Brown attended the opening of the exhibit at Q Center last June, she expressed interest in sharing our community’s stories with the staff at the Department of Justice. A traveling version of the exhibition was planned and printed for just this purpose!

The exhibition will remain at the DOJ at least through mid-March. Another large local institution (still unconfirmed) is interested in hosting the show, so our stories may travel again soon!

For more information about Queer Heroes NW, click here: http://www.pdxqcenter.org/queerheroesnw/

To nominate your hero(es) for this year’s exhibition, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/queerheroesnw