The OutMuseum is the first LGBTQ+ arts and media virtual museum of its kind - available free to the public. Home to a combination of rotating and permanent exhibits centering themes, identities, and experiences which celebrate and commemorate the queer and trans communities we serve as an organization, the OutMuseum places the telling of our past, present, and future into the hands of those who have lived this past, are surviving its present and will be imagining a thriving future for it. Through short film collections, panels and roundtables, oral histories, and other multimedia within our slate of exhibits, this space offers the ability to foster discussions, increase access to art and information, and, most importantly, speak to histories that are regularly omitted from the record. Because what is history, if not storytelling? And it is all available for free!
Curator and Director of Your Mother's Comfort Adam Golub sits down with the legendary Indianare Siqueira - human rights activist and the central subject of that documentary - as she leads her congressional "campaign of the peripheries" to represent the state of Rio de Janeiro in this year's general election in Brazil. At a moment in history when fundamental civil liberties and life itself for LGBTQ+ people are on the line, and with many trans candidates on the ballot, Indianare speaks to the importance of creating visibility to deliver justice and a more representative government. In a wide-ranging conversation touching on issues from the challenges of coalition-building to the vital, ongoing work of the Nem House (featured in Your Mother's Comfort) and the personal risks and political realities of fighting for LGBTQ+ and workers' rights in the age of Bolsonaro, Indianare expresses a passionate commitment to the ultimate work of liberation in building real power for the people.