Living in Limbo

Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South, photographs by Carolyn Sherer is a contemporary exhibition honoring the current complexities of lesbian family life in the South. The exhibition provides an intimate view of a population that largely has been invisible or underrepresented in public art. The images challenge viewers to envision a world without prejudice and discrimination – a world that celebrates commitment, family and inclusion for everyone – a world without limbo.

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Living in Limbo was a resounding success at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) in Birmingham, Alabama, attracting nearly 17,000 visitors from across the country during its ten-week exhibit in the spring of 2012. The BCRI now manages travel of the exhibition.

If you are interested in your organization hosting an installation of Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South, please contact Carolyn Sherer at

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