Heart Gallery NYC is hosting a photo exhibition during Pride Month in partnership with You Gotta Believe and Times Square Alliance. LGBT youth are disproportionately represented in the foster care system, and just like all children and teens in foster care they are looking for their "forever families" who will give them the unconditional love and support that every child deserves.
The exhibit boasts larger-than-life photographs of youth currently in the foster care system, many of whom are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. These photos were taken by well-regarded celebrity photographers including the talented Martin Schoeller, Amy Arbus, Deborah Feingold, Michael Sharkey, and Gabrielle Revere.
Laurie Sherman Graff, Executive Director and Founder of Heart Gallery NYC, explains:
Our PRIDE exhibition plays a critical role in fostering the understanding needed by LGBTQ young adults and youth. They often face isolation during the most vulnerable time of their lives. They need loving adoptive families. We’re hoping that same-sex or heterosexual couples will step up to fulfill the children’s dream of finding “forever families.” This exhibition is about honoring the nearly 12,000 NYC children living in foster care and the hundreds waiting and ready to be adopted.
The exhibit is free to view at the Times Square Museum and Visitors Center between 8 AM and 8 PM from June 10th to June 20th. If you're in New York City during Pride Month, you should check out this important exhibit!