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Special photo exhibition this weekend features the New York Front Runners

LGBT athletes on display in SoHo this weekend.

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The Front Runners at Pride 2015.
Da Ping Luo

A special exhibition of photos from the New York Front Runners will be held in New York City this weekend, May 5-7. The Front Runners is an LGBT running group that has chapters all across the country. The name of the group was inspired by Patricia Nell Warren’s seminal novel, The Front Runner.

From the artist:

“Out for the Run,” a photographic and archival exhibit by Da Ping Luo, brings to life the achievement and solidarity of Front Runners, the LGBT running club that has unified an international community of gay athletes over four decades. Luo mixes his own photos – soulful expressions of meaningful moments – with historic images and memorabilia to celebrate the communal power of everyday gay athletics. “I’ve been exploring the larger meaning of Front Runners as a societal force for over 5 years,” said Luo. “Clubs like Front Runners provide individuals a greater sense of LGBT identity, as well as community, that they probably never had before.”

The exhibit is presented at the Prince Street Project Space of the Leslie-Lohman Museum at 127-B Prince Street. The gallery hours will be: Fri – 6-8pm Sat – Sun: Noon -6pm.

There will be a special artist talk with Luo on Saturday, May 6, at 4pm.

This was after the Pride parade 2011, when Bernie (r) proposed to Cindy in the middle of Fifth Avenue.
Da Ping Luo
Some Front Runners celebrating at Pride 2015.
Da Ping Luo