Saturday, February 7, 2009

LEX... produces GenderPlay Exhibit in West Hollywood

GenderPlay in Lesbian Culture
Exhibit opening – Saturday, March 14th 3pm - 6pm

With singer & boi-wonder Phranc & emcee Marie Cartier & performance art from Latina trio Butchlalis de Panochtitlan.

L.A.’s first-ever exhibition that explores gender and its boundaries and the changing nature of lesbian identity.

Discover cross-dressers and tobacco-chewers of the American Civil War and the Wild West, stone butches, high femmes, and kiki's of the 1950s through the Lesbian Feminist 1970s to queers, bois, and trans people of today. See how ‘passing’ gave opportunity and language to women’s sexuality – from two spirit to genderqueer today.

GenderPlay challenges our labels, asks us to re-think our stereotypes, and looks at how lesbians define ourselves & what turns us on. All re-mixed with vintage photos, archival docs, film clips, and historic first person quotes.

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum 626 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069 (Gallery Entrance on El Tovar)

Produced by LEX - the Lesbian Exploratorium & ONE Gay&Lesbian Archives

co-sponsored by City of West Hollywood & Christopher Street West/LA Pride

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