Laurie Toby Edison

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Remarkable Portraits Of Older Transgender and Gender Variant People

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Laurie says: I recently saw these very impressive portraits of older transgender and gender variant people in photographer Jesse Dugan and scholar Vanessa Fabbre’s project To Survive On This Shore. As an artist who believes in the importance of the words of the people she photographs, I really appreciate their use of text. (Only for […]

Zanele Muholi : LGBT Faces from South Africa

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Laurie says: Muholi’s powerful portraits of LGBT people in her community is stunning art and makes the invisible visible to us.  Her work gives us a sense of the reality of who the people in her portraits are, as they look at us. She is referred to as a visual activist and that certainly expresses […]

Leslie Feinberg: Art in the Teeth of All

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Laurie says: I have tremendous admiration for someone who creates art in spite of everything. And as an artist, especially if they must change their art to adapt to the confines of physical limitations. These photographs from the Screened-In Series were made by Leslie Feinberg, the transgender warrior who died last week. We posted about […]

Preston Gannaway: Out in the ‘Hood: Teddy Ebony As Young Gay Man

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Laurie says: I first met Preston Gannaway at the National Queer Arts Festival when we both had work in the Bodies, body, bodies exhibition. Then I saw her again when we both had work in LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. I very much admired her photographs in both […]

Sharing The Walls

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Laurie says: I posted here about my work in LGBT: Our Common Wealth, an exhibit currently at the Commonwealth Club Gallery in San Francisco that runs through September 19th. It was curated by Pam Peniston. I wanted to also post about the work of some of the other artists who shared this beautiful exhibition.  They […]

A Transgender Woman Fights Back: Julia Serano’s Open Letter to the New Yorker

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Debbie says: This blog has long been a fan of Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, and Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Laurie and I were both especially impressed with Serano’s “Open Letter to the New Yorker,” written in response to Michelle […]

My Photos in LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth Exhibition

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m delighted to have four of my portraits at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.  I’ll be there for the artist’s walk-through at the opening with other artists and the curator Pam Penniston to talk about them. The exhibition is at the gallery of the Commonwealth Club in downtown San Francisco and runs […]

Photographs In 2014 National Queer Arts Festival

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Laurie says: I’m delighted to have 2 of my nude portraits in Body, body, bodies, a feature exhibition of the 2014 National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco. One is of my friend Tee Corinne (taken shortly before her death in 2006). Tee was a groundbreaking Lesbian erotic artist whose works included The Cunt Coloring […]

Thanksgiving 2013: So Much to Be Thankful For

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: There’s so much good news that we’re leaving stuff out! Let’s start with an in-your-face inspiring video. “Say it right or don’t say it at all,” says Sha’Condria “iCon” Sibley, 2012 National Poetry Slam Championship Team, in a video entitled “For All the Little Black Girls with Big Names (dedicated to […]

World AIDS Day/Day with(out) Art

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Debbie says: Tomorrow, December 1, 2012, is the 24th Day without Art, in commemoration of World AIDS Day. For the first eight years of the Day without Art, many museums and galleries would shut their doors to honor and remember the artists who have died of AIDS. In 1997, however, the initiative shifted to a […]


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