The Chosen Family Project: Gala Exhibition

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The Chosen Family Project has a mission - To advocate, protect, and advance the health, safety and well being of LGBTQ+ families throughout the United States by challenging all forms of hate directed at them and securing a world in which those families may thrive. To meet this mission, the Palm Springs based charitable organization is embarking on a fundraising campaign to publish a large-format book that will memorialize the history of LGBTQ+ families with stories and photographs that illustrate how these "chosen families" found one another.


Join us on Thursday, November 9 as The Chosen Family Project kicks off their 2023/2024 "Freedom to Love Campaign" with a gala exhibition honoring its charitable foundation. Melissa Morgan Fine Art will contribute a portion of the proceeds from the evening's art sales to benefit The Chosen Family Project. This event is invitation only, so please remember to RSVP.


Location: Melissa Morgan FIne Art

73660 El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Date + Time: November 9, 2023 from 4-6:30pm

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“We must document the history of the LGBTQ+ community, while some groups are trying to rewrite and erase our history,” says founding partner Bruce Purdy. “In response to the legislative and personal attacks, we are working to build families, make them stronger and more resilient, while others are trying to tear them apart. As a gay man, I thought my community had been making good progress. I never imagined that I would be fundraising for this critical cause in 2023!”