This page is dedicated to showing off the work of the other artists and activists were inspired by The Identity Project and documenting the exhibitions of the project around the US and worldwide.
QueerFest in St. Petersburg, Russia
In September 2015, my wife and I traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia to have the first ever exhibition of The Identity Project along with doing a presentation at the annual event called QueerFest put on by a wonderful group of activists at ComingOut. We were able to do two different photo sessions with the LGBTQ community there, one at a nightclub and the other after my presentation. Here are some photos of the beautiful city of St. Petersburg along with photos from their Opening Night celebration and my presentation about the project.
LGBTQ History Month Display at Ohio State University
Big thanks to Angie Wellman and the Student Life Multicultural Center for having The Identity Project as part of the discussion around LGBTQ History Month!
Astrotwitch's Queer The Streets Project in Melbourne, Australia
Astrotwitch is a self taught artist (no formal training other than one class in high school). They been painting seriously (they hate to call themselves a professional) for about 10 years. Astrotwitch grew up in rural Texas but have lived in California, Washington DC, Germany and now Australia. Their art has appeared on the streets of Texas, California, Washington DC, Portland OR, Seattle, Wa. Outside the US their work has shown up in the streets of Australia (of course), also several cities in Germany; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Paris, France; Beijing, China. Astrotwitch's work has also been in a number gallery shows mainly in DC and Melbourne.
Beginning in January of 2014, Astrotwitch started a project to only paint queer identified people. They call the street part of this the "Queer the Streets" project. Astrotwitch had gotten tired of seeing show-after-show with paintings of flawless models painted by cis men in art galleries, as well as streets filled with advertisements exploiting women, so this their my response. They have really enjoyed doing Queer the Streets and intend to continue this commitment for the foreseeable future.
The Identity Project in France
Nicolas Dormont, Caroline Debray & Marie Turcan
This project was born when Nicolas Dormant got together with Caroline Debray and Marie Turcan, two journalists that work for « Les Inrockuptibles » a French magazine. They are all living in a very hard time of explosive of conservatism, and gender and sexuality were two issues that suffered a lot of prejudice and violence, both seen as strict categories. We wanted to show that those categories don't exist anywhere else than in our own judgement and also, we wanted to show people that there are people behind the concepts. We wanted to show faces of gender and its variety.
Nathan's Wheat Paste Art Project on the Campus of The University of Minnesota
Wheat Paste Art Project by Nathan (a sophomore in Gender and Women's Studies and minoring in Social Justice) at The University of Minnesota that was done to fulfill a requirement in a class that would bring focus to queer identities that are marginalized by the mainstream gay movement. These posters were put up around campus for his final project.