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Vote Now- Get My Film on PBS

 My short Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles is in the running to air on PBS. 

Official Selection of PBS Reel 13’s weekly short film contest, dedicated to the best in short film.  October 2014 is  “AFROPUNK Month.” Voting begins Now & continues through Wednesday, October 22nd  at 5pm NYC time. Vote more than once.
Get my work on PBS as part of Reel 13 on Channel Thirteen.

I know we can make this happen. Please forward widely.


Also on Exhibition @ Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Wooster St Gallery

26 Wooster Street Window Gallery
Visible from Street level, on view 24/7

Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles.
A powerful and intensely moving document of a community vigil for Islan Nettles a transgender Womyn of Color. Because the brutal and increasing attacks on Trans Womyn of Color are outrageous their oppression causes outrage. Because healing and action tighten our fists and boom our voices. -supported by Ciy Lore & Bronx Documentary Center (BDC)


My Top Ten Posts of the Year Feature African Textiles, Queer Crochet, Wikipedia’s Women Artists, Mickalene Thomas Eyes, and….Cakewalk!

1. Cakewalk! Incredible dance footage in earliest known surviving feature film with black cast

2. 101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week

3. Angelo Filomeno’s Embroidered Paintings Conjure an Undersea Kingdom Ruled by Jewel-like Beetles and a Coterie of Scorpions and Seahorses

4. The Eyes of Mickalene Thomas Speak Volumes

5. 29 Portraits of Artists with Their Work at the New York Art Fairs

6. Glazed and confused? The funky, bulging, buckling, elegant, astonishing, comical, captivating ceramic sculptures of Kathy Butterly will knock your socks off

7. Hard not to be a fan of the African-print cloths of Ghana in new Fowler Museum show

8. More Queer Threads: Using Shoelaces and Wool, Sheila Pepe Explodes Granny’s Crochet Square into Giant Looping Mass of Furry Neurons

9. Finally: The First Major Museum Show Dedicated to the Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone

10. Remembrance of Things Impasto: Emilio Perez


Queer Threads–Guarini couple (of men) in the jungle, and their dachshund

Familia Guaraní, by the Argentine duo Chiachio & Giannone, 2009. In “Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community,” a show that opened last week at the Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in downtown Manhattan. The exhibition features artists who use thread-based craft materials and techniques to examine the diversity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer experiences. 


Daughters of Mercury
(14/23 of the series of full length oil portraits of trans women the artist loves and admires) ( @lady-feral @crocodilf @staramerasu @alexispointy @sybillamb @transfaerie )
by Janet @bruesselbach

Opening: August 19, 2016 6-8pm

Exhibit: August 20-21, 2016 12-6pm

@  Prince St. Project Space 127-B Prince St. New York, NY 11225

Programming administered by:
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

press release


Bring yourself, your friends, communities to view, be in action and community around Trans Lives Matter!  My photographs will be on view 24/7 @ Wooster St. Window Gallery of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, presented by Queer Art Mentorship

Trans Lives Matter! at Leslie Lohman Museum’s Wooster St Window Gallery


 September 24-November 19, 2014, Exhibition Dates

November 14th, Group Show & Celebration 7-9pm

November 21st, Video Program 7-9pm includes excerpt of films:

             The New Black by Yoruba Richen,

            Ọya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa!

            by Seyi Adebanjo, and much more. Q & A with directors to follow.

Queer Art Mentorship presents Seyi Adebanjo: Trans Lives Matter! at Leslie Lohman Museum’s Wooster St Window Gallery. For the exhibition, artist, activist and QAM 2013-14 fellow in film making, Seyi Adebanjo has produced eight large scale photos. Selected from Adebanjo’s series of photographic and video works that document Black trans community rallies, their empathic eye bears witness to people as they collectively grieve, give each other strength, and voice outrage at, “Cops, court, racism, jail, transphobia, prison, neighborhood violence, policing, classism and profiling. The level of criminalization and violence we deal with at the intersection of our black trans lives reveals the need for healing and justice in our communities.” (Quote from Sasha Alexander, founder of Black Trans Media)

A powerful and intensely moving document of a community vigil for Islan Nettles a transgender Womyn of Color, concerning her spirit and life. Because the personal is political. Because healing and action tighten our fists and boom our voices. Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles. – work made possible by City Lore & Bronx Documentary Center (BDC)

Artist Statement Seyi Adebanjo
 I am a visual artist who raises awareness around social issues through multi-media photography, performance art and documentary video. My work is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics. My work is lyrical, engaging people in trans-formative, political and spiritual dialogues.

 The Museum will embark on a new collaboration with the Queer/Art/Mentorship program based here in New York City. Queer/Art/Mentorship was founded on the belief that the more vibrant and supported the queer artistic community is, the more porous its boundaries will become, thereby cultivating superior artistry and sustainable creative careers. 

There will be exhibitions of work by Q/A/M participants in the Wooster St. Window Gallery running from late September 2014 until mid-February 2015, curated by 2014 Q/A/M fellow Rick Heron.

The Window Gallery at the Leslie-Lohman Museum is a street facing gallery featuring work by contemporary, emerging or under-represented LGBTQ artists who address issues of gender, identity, sex and pop culture. The Window Gallery is only visible from the street and is on view 24 hours a day.

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
26 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10013
(212) 431-2609

Wooster St. Window Gallery
26 Wooster Street
Street level on view 24/7

Photograph of Katrina Goodlett, Lourdes Ashley Hunter & Janet Mock  by Seyi Adebanjo.

Exhibition Dates: September 24-November 19, 2014

Support the work of

Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York

Black Trans Media

Black Trans Men Inc.


Bronx Documentary Center (BDC)

City Lore
Brook Cerda

Katrina Goodlett host of the KittyBella Show. 

ATTENTION NY/NYC: By vote, Trans Lives Matter! has been selected to be screened on one of the largest local public stations in the country, WNET.


Saturday Night Oct 25th @ 9PM
Trans Lives Matter! Will be screened with a Classic and Indie film
Tell your friends & tune in

Also remember to go see the Life Size Photo Exhibition for Trans Lives Matter! Justice for Islan Nettles. @ the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art 

until November 19th, 2014
26 Wooster Street Window Gallery
Street level on view 24/7
curated by 2014 Q/A/M fellow Rick Heron 

Alma Lopez, Our Lady, (1999). (Photo: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art)

Our Lady was taken down by the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico soon after it was hung up in 2001 due to multiple complaints from the public. 


“Genderless” Performance

Japanese American performance artist


will invite audience members to cut their hair in a performance kicking off their latest show at

Leslie+Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

titled “Genderless”. In an interview with artnet News, the artist confesses,

“I’m trapped in my own gender; I cannot escape.”

They remixes images of them self for the exhibition, which is inspired by Japanese Noh masks and Western death masks. “I am taking off my mask at the opening,” she says.

Location: Prince St. Project Space (127-B Prince Street, Manhattan)
Price: Free
Time: 6 pm (The exhibition is on view from February 5-9, 2016.)

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