Journeys of Faith: Portraits of LGBTQ Mormons

Opening March 2, 2018 at 5pm

Melinda Hannah is a portrait artist in Seattle, Washington seeking to reveal the innate beauty and dignity within each of us through art. Growing up Mormon, Melinda was quite familiar with the Church’s position on LGBTQ people. Her series, “Journeys of Faith: Portraits of LGBTQ Mormons”, sheds light on the different aspects of humanity, examining intersections of sexuality and faith through sharing stories of perseverance, love, and community. By attaching collectively-shared, human stories to a heart and a face, she is able to portray LGBTQ Mormons not as separate from God, but as individuals who are closer to Him than many might think—and from whom lessons of compassion, inclusion, and Christlike love can be learned. Her portraits of LGBTQ Mormons create a living documentation of dignity, beauty, and unity undivided by prejudice.

Melinda hopes to help open the hearts and minds of millions, who see sin according to the words of the Bible. And to remind us all, “to love one another,” even those we may not yet understand!
Please join us at the Bade Museum in Berkeley on March 2, 2018 for our exhibit of 30 portraits of LGBTQ Mormon Heroes. 
Exhibit runs March 2 to May 31, 2018