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Capturing authentic trans joy: new Brighton exhibition, Beyond the Binary, launches in time for inaugural Trans+ History Week

Graham Robson May 1, 2024

Proud Studios CIC and award-winning photographer Chris Jepson present an exhibition of new work for the inaugural Trans+ History Week.

Beyond The Binary – A Celebration Of Trans Joy is a collaboration between Brighton-based award-winning photographer and queer artist Chris Jepson, trans groups including Trans Pride Brighton & Hove, the Clare Project, Trans Can Sport, TReNBI FC Brighton, Misfits and Transkaters, as well as numerous trans individuals.

In a world that often struggles to fully embrace diversity and inclusion, Beyond the Binary captures authentic joy, promoting community spirit and empowering the trans community through visibility.

Chris Jepson said: “Right now the trans community is under attack from all sides, politically, legislatively and in the media, and trans hate crime has more than doubled in five years. This exhibition hopes to help counter the negative agenda and spread the pure joy of a community that wants to honour its rich history whilst celebrating its present and future.”

Beyond The Binary: A Celebration of Trans Joy is at Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE till  Sunday, 12 May.

Open daily during regular library hours. Free entry. See website for more information.

Trans+ History Week, running from Monday 6 May to Sunday 12 May, will be a dedicated period to learn and celebrate the history of transgender, non-binary, gender-diverse, and intersex people with events, exhibitions, and content.