Gaston County (North Carolina) forced museum to take down a photo of two men kissing; barred mention of Pride Month on its Facebook pages

July 8, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography



Via Kara Fohner, The Gaston Gazette

Thu, July 7, 2022 

"Gaston County officials axed a social media post by the Gaston County Museum of Art and History that would have recognized Pride Month.

The decision came around a week before the county forced the museum to take down a photo of two men kissing, according to emails released by the county."

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The photograph was ordered removed from the Gaston County Museum exhibit "Into the Darkroom" photography, which, according to the museum, showcases "the evolution of photography, impacts of photography on human history, and highlights local photographers." It is now on exhibit at Monroe Gallery of Photography in the current exhibit "Imagine A World Without Photojournalism", on view through September 18, 2022

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