ACCEPTANCE JOURNEYS PITTSBURGH and PROJECT SILK have created a photo exhibit to end Pride Month, illustrating stigma about people with disabilities, communities of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people using a community based, macro-level approach. The display is now on view within the Harrisburg State Capitol from Monday 6/26 through Friday 6/30.
Stigma and discrimination have been implicated in negative health outcomes in many populations. Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh is a photo-story project that strives to address LGBT-related prejudices in Pittsburgh. Through stories told by our neighbors about their love and support of an LGBT person, Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh seeks to put words, faces and names to the process that each of us goes through in learning to love, accept, and appreciate difference. We ask our participants to have their picture taken and to share a story. Everyone’s journey is different, and those differences are what make this project so special. Stories are told by friends, family members, mentors, co-workers. They are told by people just like you.
Learn more about Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh, read stories, see pictures of those who told their stories, and learn how to contribute your own story at
www.journey2acceptpgh.org. Learn about Project Silk at projectsilk.org.