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.