Join us on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 6 pm – 7 pm for the exhibition opening of Elected Sisters – Pioneering Bi, Lesbian and Trans Political Leaders, accompanied by a virtual tour and curatorial talk with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian.
The event is free, open to the public, and conducted via ZOOM.
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Though a woman is presently a candidate for Vice President, no woman has been elected president of the United States. Some have tried, none have made it.
However, since the 1970’s, many women have been elected to other public offices. The 2018 mid-term elections broke the record for the highest number of women elected to federal office. And many of those women are members of the LGBTQ community. As we face national and state elections on November 3rd and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first steps to ensure a woman’s right to vote, we wanted to share the stories of ten women who forged the path for LGBTQ women in public office as seen through SNMA’s Archives. Profiled in the exhibition are Roberta Achtenberg, Karen Clark, Joanne Conte, Althea Garrison, Deborah Glick, Cheryl Jacques, Kathy Kozachenko, Elaine Noble, Gail Shibley, and Liz Stefanics.