Photo Friday: Thank you for Adding my Photograph to Your Museum Exhibition, Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Photo Friday: Thank you for Adding my Photograph to Your Museum Exhibition, Virginia Museum of History and Culture

2017.07.26 Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington DC USA 7684
2017.07.26 Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington DC USA 7684 (View on Flickr.com)

I am proud to provide this photograph, of Virginia Delegate Danica Roem (@pwcdanica), to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture (@VirginiaMuseum) Exhibition:

  • “Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women’s Suffrage to Today”
  • Public Opening Day – Sunday, March 8 at 10:00am
  • Additional Details- VirginiaHistory.org/AgentsofChange

About the photograph

It was taken in front of the White House as part of a quickly arranged protest on July 26, 2017, when this happened:

On July 26, 2017, President Trump posted a series of tweets in the early morning hours announcing that “[t]he United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” The unexpected and callous tweets were swiftly and widely condemned, including by more than 56 retired generals and admirals, as well as prominent Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. A month after the initial tweets, President Trump issued a formal memorandum detailing the ban and directing Secretary of Defense James Mattis to produce implementation recommendations, which he did in March 2018.See: Transgender Military Service | Human Rights Campaign

At the time, Delegate Roem was candidate Roem, and I remember her telling us that after providing support to the many who needed it in Washington, DC, she would be back to Virginia to continue campaigning that evening. There was no hint of complaint in her voice. She was present with those who needed support and community during a time of sadness for LGBTQ communities all over the country.

I was delighted to meet her that evening, delighted to support her candidacy, delighted to see her victory and service to the State of Virginia and our country.

2018.01.06 Out for Pete II with Martin O'Malley and Danica Roem, Washington, DC USA 2198
2018.01.06 Out for Pete II with Martin O’Malley and Danica Roem, Washington, DC USA 2198 (View on Flickr.com)

The third museum housing or displaying one of my photographs:

These are the other two:

Narrative art and 10+ Years of Photographic History

As part of Capital Pride Washington, DC (@CapitalPrideDC) and Transgender Pride Washington, DC (@DCTransPride365) Pride 2020 celebration, I have begun organizing and presenting photos from this collection in a series of galleries, which you can access here.

Photo Galleries

The photographs will continue to be captured as long as the human spirit exists.

Enjoy the photo.

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