Grace Visibility Project

A GCS Community Photography Project
Premiering online - February 24, 2021

This Biennial photo
exhibit aims to bring attention to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer loved ones connected to our school whose identities are often silenced and made invisible because of their gender or sexuality. 

About the Visibility Exhibit

In 2014, the first GCS Visibility Photography Exhibit covered the walls of the South Hall at 86 Fourth Avenue and the lobby of the High School campus with more than eighty photographs submitted by every constituency of our school. In 2016 and 2018, the number of submissions ballooned well beyond the first year.  

Currently, we have active Middle School and High School gender & sexuality alliances (C.H.A.N.G.E. and Spectrum), same-sex marriage continues to be federally recognized, and doors have been opened for transgender and gender non-conforming voices in media and activism. We have much to be grateful for and celebrate!

Yet even with this great progress, we know that folks across the spectra of gender and sexuality around the globe still don’t have full equality, and gay and transgender youth of color still face disproportionate levels of violence and discrimination. In this year of unprecedented crises, we bring back the GCS Visibility Photography Exhibit with renewed vigor and dedication to supporting and maintaining a community, and a world, grounded in equity, inclusion and respect.

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Grace Church School is a co-educational independent school in downtown Manhattan, New York City providing instruction for over 700 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.