Photography and Words | Peter DeVito

There are many misconceptions, stigmas, etc. that are attached to the LGBTQIA+ community. The majority of people make negative assumptions when it comes to sexualities other than heterosexuality and this is mainly due to societies idea of heteronormativity. People gain most of their knowledge about the LGBTQIA+ community from movies and this is extremely problematic. They assume that everyone is how the characters are portrayed and this causes the generalization of people based solely on their sexuality. This series of images was created to show the misconceptions that people in the LGBTQIA+ community have to deal with, to empower them by speaking about these assumptions, and to show how there is no textbook definition of what it means to be LGBTQIA+.

 

 

Allisandra

 

 

 Antoine 

 

Ashley

 

Dez

 

Flo Kennedy

 

 

 Gerrell 

 

Jennifer  

 

 

Joe Mariano

 

 

 Joe Viola

 

 

 JP

 

 

 Kat 

 

 

Kyle 

 

 

Lux 

 

 

Marcus 

 

 

Mary  

 

Matt