Despite the activism and efforts of LGBTQ+ organizations and movements, there are still many countries around the world that have not passed legislation at the federal level that includes full-fledged legal recognition for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Same sex couples still fight for basic entitlements such as marriage, adoption, inheritance, and insurance rights. Many countries continue to criminalize homosexuality or transgender identity and persecute LGBTQ+ people, sometimes violently.
Vulnerable to discrimination, acts of violence and hate crimes, these intolerances now affect the masses, not the minority. This exclusive online exhibition titled STORIES features the individual stories represented in visual art from the perspective of those apart of or involved in the LGBTQ+ community.