More and more, LGBTQ individuals have turned to the internet to seek out resources when exploring identities and undergoing the coming out process. In an instant, one can access the advice and solace of fellow community members through forums, blogs, and video series. As Mustanski, Lyons and Garcia found in their 2011 study, community members overwhelmingly “described the Internet as a unique medium to realizing they are not alone.” Similar studies have echoed the importance of the Internet for LGBTQ youth as both a primary means of accessing community resources and a means for meeting peers (DeHaan, Kuper, Magee, et.al., 2013).
$5 Suggested Donation to Participate
1. Arrive Camera-Ready
2. Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and fabulous.
3. Before you arrive, or in the few minutes before your time in front of the camera, complete the interview below. Be as detailed as possible and share what you are comfortable with others seeing. These will be published online. Filing out the interview form prior to the photoshoot helps the artist understand a little bit more about you and will help make the portrait even better.
4. Artist, photographer Steven Romeo will take between 8 and 10 frames with a couple of different poses. The whole process should last between 7-9 minutes.
5. In about 3 weeks, we will email you with a branded final image for you to post on social media. You will also have the option to purchase prints that are unbranded.