ONE LOVE: LGBT FAMILIES
They come in all shapes and sizes. See what family looks like in Richmond and learn how we have more in common than not. Go behind the scenes of our special exhibition with The Valentine and meet some of our participants below. Visit One Love: LGBT Families now through September 4, 2017. Read more about other rotating exhibits at the Valentine here.
"Family is more than just folks who share our DNA."
"My family makes me proud because we do everything as a unit."
"We are new parents, so Camilla's arrival is still fresh in our minds."
"We were really happy when my Mom surprised me and came to our wedding in Vermont, September 10, 2011."
"Family is everything to us. Everything we do is for our family to have a better life."
"My family is unique because it is large in unconventional ways."
"Family is dancing in the kitchen, holidays filled with love, abundance, and prosperity."
For Jennifer and Rachel, adopting before marriage equality posed a unique challenge for legal recognition in Virginia.
Their daughter's coming out story made this family's hearts grow wider.
This Richmond family helped make marriage equality the law of the land.
Get to know this drag family of performers.
Anthony and I have been together for 20 years and finally "allowed" to legally marry the year our twin girls were born, two years ago.
To Ellen Shaver, family means kinship. From marriage to blood relationships, she says it can be someone you're close to.
For Sam and Caroline, family means safety, security and love.
Family not only is who you marry or your blood relatives but to Rodney and Faron it also includes neighbors and community.
India Lipton and Shirley Lesser were one of the first same-sex couples married in Virginia after marriage equality became law of land.
The day after their wedding, Paul Brockwell and Kevin Corn gathered friends and family for a Richmond tradition...
Sometimes you are related to your family. Other times you choose them. “These are people who care about each other and who will make sacrifices to help each other,” Ted Heck says.
When you visit One Love and admire the photo of David Ballas and Phil Crosby, you’ll see the story of a family and two collaborators.
Check out these photos from the opening reception of "One Love."
Learn more about Michael Simon and how he captured 20 families for our new exhibition with the Valentine.