We Can Be Heroes

5:30 PM
The Beverly O’Neill Theater
300 E Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

This visual art exhibit is a participatory public mural experience for the Trans* and broader queer community. Six transgender youth who are both clients of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and budding artists to select pioneers in the transgender community and create portraits for the WE CAN BE HEROES mural. These heroes had to be someone they connected with but ideally someone they knew little about prior to this project. Each has contributed in some way to the development of today’s transgender community and culture. For these youth (all under 25 years of age and struggling with homelessness), learning about their cultural heritage helps give them context to their world. This selection of transgender individuals is by no means an exhaustive list of the heroes of the community. They represent a cross-section of those who came before, that spoke to the youth involved in some way."

National Endowement for the Arts    Arts Council    City of Long Beach Art Works Opera America KUSC