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On Sunday, November 2nd, the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis will welcome Maryville University Photo Media artist and Professor Scott Lawrence Angus as he presents: Transgender Heroes.  Angus explores the American Civil War through the untold stories of female “Forgotten Heroes” who fought several different battles during this time as men. Angus has discovered eight portraits of extraordinary women who lived, dressed and fought as men in the war. These portraits put a face and a story to the early pioneers of the feminist, gay and lesbian, and transgender equal rights movements.

 

There are a small number of photographs that exist of these women who dressed as men to fight in the War. Angus has reworked images of eight of these soldiers with the colors of the contemporary transgender rights movement in order to provide a hinge between the past and present struggle of those who cross gender lines to live with absolute free will.

 

The collection celebrates the sacrifice and bravery of the true pioneers of the transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual and women’s equal rights movements. The American Civil War defined that America was a nation of equals, but it has taken, and is still taking, more than a century of activism to achieve equality for all.

 

Join us on Sunday, November 2nd at 10:30am to hear these eight powerful stories or visit the church any time* throughout the month of November to view the exhibit.

 

*Exhibit is open during the church’s normal office hours (Sunday: 9-4; Monday-Thursday 10-5). To schedule a viewing outside those hours, contact the church office at 314-361-3221.

 

**This exhibit is free to the public.  The Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis is underwriting the cost of this installation so that all members of our community can learn about these forgotten heroes.

 

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