The unfortunate truth is if it were up to some, they would erase Black, queer figures and pivotal cultural moments from history. Thankfully, there are pioneers like Jean Dolin who won’t let that happen. At 29-years-old, he’s  the founder of Boston’s first queer museum, Boston LGBTQ+ Museum of Art, History & Culture. While the nonprofit raises funds to open up the space, Dolin and his team plan to host free exhibits throughout the city including an exhibit to commemorate 20 years of marriage equality next spring. Before launching the museum, Dolin was the creative director and curator of Boston'sPortraits of Pride,” a large-scale photography exhibition featuring portraits of Boston's top LGBTQ+ leaders and advocates. When the exhibit opened at City Hall's Grand Yard last June, it attracted over 6,000 attendees. The young trailblazer was featured on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his impactful work in Boston. Dolin is keeping our history alive and archiving it for the future. —G.E.
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