Thursday, November 03, 2011

We hold these truths

In this seemingly never-ending march toward full equality, one thing is abundantly clear. The more you meet us, the more you realize how crazy it is to hate us. Us, of course, being the LGBTQ people of this world who are no different than everyone else save for this tiny little detail about who we love. So, with that I’m pleased to throw a little love behind the Self Evident Truths Project by the artist iO Tillett Wright. This photo essay is a bit like the NOH8 project, but less glitzy and more grassroots. It is backed by the Human Rights Campaign. The goal is to shoot more than 4,000-5,000 faces of LGBTQ people across the United States, hitting 25 cities in three big road trips. She started in New York, shooting more than 300 people. And now is on the first leg of her road trip, hitting San Francisco and Los Angeles in the next two weekends. And, best yet, if you want to be part of the project you can.

The shoot dates and times are such:

SAN FRANCISCO
FRI 4-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM BROADWAY WATERFRONT
SAT 5-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM PINK TRIANGLE PARK
SUN 6-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM DOLORES
MON7-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM UNION SQUARE

LOS ANGELES
FRI 11-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM ROOSTER FISH, VENICE
SAT 12-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM LOS FELIZ
SUN 13-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM AM (TBA)/PM THEABBEY
MON14-Nov-2011 10AM - 5PM HOLLYWOOD

To take part you must make an appointment via the Self Evident Project’s Facebook page or email selfevident2011@gmail.com with the subject “SF APPOINTMENT” or “LA APPOINTMENT” with a couple of time preferences.

They say there’s not much a single face in the crowd can do. But all those faces together making one big crowd, well, that no one can ignore.

9 comments:

beebee said...

Just moved from SF! Bummer.
What a great idea. Thanks for putting the word out.

MakingSpace said...

That sounds awesome! Wish it could include places other than those major metrops... but great project.

frannie said...

Wish I could be there. So I'll just spread the word!

Rae said...

yay! I live in SF! AND!!! I'm freaking adorable!!! (not to mention modest..)

vrgriffith said...

I think this project is great. I hope they come to the South.

LK said...

Ohh there's on in my hood! Los Feliz anyone?

Alice said...

what a great project! it's true, you can ignore one or 2 faces, but not thousands. hopefully this makes advances the LGBT fight for rights! it's too bad they're not coming to new york, i'd love to be a part of this!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing this!

tabithajoy said...

I just got back from my shoot! Thanks for posting about this- otherwise I wouldn't have heard about it. If anyone's in LA today- they're at 1700 W Sunset Blvd. until it gets dark!