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VisibiliT: Images and Stories from the Trans* Community

The Tretter Collection and Intermedia Arts present
Images and Stories from the Trans* Community
Curated by Andrea Jenkins
Featuring photography by Anna Min, Shiraz Mukarram, and Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold

The Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming community has long been one of the most marginalized, feared and discriminated communities in our society. With the SCOTUS ruling of equal marriage for all United States Citizens irrespective of gender, it is clear that we are moving towards a more equitable society. However Trans-identified individuals continue to navigate dangerous and outright hostile territories.

VisibiliT features photographs by Anna Min, Shiraz Mukarram, and Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold that impressionistically document elements of the Trans* and gender non-conforming community.

Opening Reception Photos by Fotos for Barcelona / Sarah White Photography

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Supporting events from film screenings to performances to Minneapolis’ second Transgender Equity Summit sharpen the focus on the issues facing the transgender community, encouraging thoughtful, informed, and enlightened community discussion.

September 24, 2015 | Thursday | 1-5PM
Presented in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, this year’s summit focuses on issues in the criminal justice system. Watch the Livestream of the summit below!

September 24, 2015 | Thursday | 6-9PM
Celebrate the opening of the VisibiliT exhibition! Join artists for hors d'oeuvres and music. Sponsored by Eastside Co-op, Lake Wine and Spirits, Peace Coffee, and Seward Co-Op Creamery.

September 26, 2015 | Saturday | 7:30PM | $5-25 Sliding Scale Admission at the Door
RARE Productions co-presents an evening of performance celebrating the diverse voices of the Trans* and gender non-conforming community.

October 8, 2015 | Thursday | 7:30PM | $5-25 Sliding Scale Admission at the Door
Regional Premiere!Trans: The Movie provides an intimate journey into the lives of multiple transgender people, shining a light on each individual’s struggles and triumphs. Stick around after the show for a community dialogue.

View more of the Livestream here

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The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies houses over 3,000 linear feet of material about the GLBT experience. It includes published material, organizational records, personal manuscripts, informational files, films, music, textiles, posters, and other items. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages. Among the significant archival holdings are the Michael McConnell Files, the Jim Chalgren Collection, the personal papers of Professor Toni McNaron, Patrick Scully, Dallas S. Drake, Stuart Ferguson, and Tobias Schneebaum. The archives of the National Log Cabin Republicans, National Education Association GLBT Caucus, the Lesbian Review of Books Archive, Gay/Lesbian Postal Employees Network (PEN) Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Paper Eagles--the employee group of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Ramsey County GLBT Employees Network, and the archives of the Twin Cities-GLBT Pride Committee.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota. Additional support provided the City of Minneapolis, the GLBTA Programs Office (University of Minnesota), The Program in Human Sexuality, Rainbow Health Initiative, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, and by generous donations from Erica Fields and Carrie Strief.

A Part of Intermedia Arts' Catalyst Series