ArtsUnited’s “We Do, Too” gay marriage exhibition went mainstream this month with its display at the Broward Library — the first time its been shown outside of the LGBT community.
The show, which is displayed at Gallery 6 in the Broward County Main Library through June 30, displays photographs of gay couples who live in Florida, but went out-of-state to get married.
“We were committed to each other emotionally, and in every other aspect, and we wanted to get married just for the same reason that everybody else wants to get married,” said Amy Waxman, one half of a couple whose photo is featured in the exhibition. “You want everyone to know your commitment, and you want it to be public and recognized by everybody around you.”
There are 27 couples that are featured in the exhibit. Along with their photographs, an essay on why they chose to get married, is also featured.
“One day, I had a beautiful courtyard, and I said, ‘I want to do more for the artist community, especially the gay artist community,’ so I did an event in the courtyard, and I filled up the racks with art. There were 20 artists,” said Guy Le Houx, event coordinator for the exhibition.
The current exhibition marks the first time the show will be displayed outside of the LGBT community.
The show will continue touring and spreading its message throughout Florida, heading next to the Stonewall Museum in Wilton Manors.
SFGN is a sponsor of the exhibition.