The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute has long focused on civil rights, and now, they are opening a new exhibit regarding lesbians in the South. The exhibit, which opened Friday night, features photographs of lesbian couples and families living in the Deep South. Some of these photographs depict women arm-in-arm or embracing with their faces visible. Some have their backs to the camera, and some others include the children of these women.
Photographer Carolyn Sherer has said that she wants to raise encourage a greater awareness and inclusion of LGBT people, and the museum director has states that the exhibit fits the overall mission of the institute.