Family Matters was born during the year following the Supreme Court decision to overturn DOMA. It is part of the unfolding story of what happens next in Birmingham, Alabama, the heart of the Civil Rights movement. This project was created to celebrate the next generation of the LGBTQ community in the Deep South. The participants were brave— they lived in a state that lacked a single legal protection for their community, yet they publicly embraced their gender and sexual identities without apology. They plan their futures with blunt expectations for equality in the workplace, marriage and family.
The Family Matters exhibition opened at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in 2014 and is available for travel. The image Lucy is also included in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 2016 Outwin Exhibition.