There is a young man in his mid 30's walking across America to end discrimination by gender. His name is Alan Bounville. He is raising awareness of gender discrimination and promoting equality for all Americans. He is a gay man. He also does a short skit or play at various locations and it is a wonderful one. It brought tears to my eyes since he talks of those who have given their lives in this fight. People like Mathew Shepard, Bryan King and more. He is currently in Florida south bound to Orlando, He will then head back north to Washington DC.
My name is Alix Smith and I am lesbian photographer and I have a gallery that shows my work in New York called Morgan Lehman.
I am currently working on a project photographing same-sex couples and families from across the United States called States of Union.
Lesbian photographer Alix Smith's project States of Union is among 1143 projects being considered for a whopping $250,000 grant from Pepsi. For the last two years, Smith has been working on an award winning photography project/social action campaign that addresses inequality in civil rights – specifically, in the rights afforded to gay and lesbian individuals. Through gesture, color scheme, background and lighting, the photographs that comprise States of Union are loosely based on classical paintings.
I wonder, and I really do, when will we finally see a true advancement within the gay rights movement? I know we have without a doubt come much further than we ever have before…but when do you think we will finally be able to have equal rights in terms of marriage, adoption, and other important issues? I really feel like our time is coming..but I can’t help but wonder when will the movement end? When will our day come?
In five years? Ten years? Longer?
What are you thoughts?
Peace as always,
I like getting to know people. It's fun, even more so when they are very different to who you're used to. So we have a new cleaner at work, she's a Jamaican woman with a pretty thick accent and not the greatest grasp of the English language. Exactly the type of person a British conservative is likely to look down on, which is precisely why I prefer to embrace her more than others!