Yesterday was a day chosen by the gay community (through GLAAD) to raise awareness about gay bashing and bullying. Spirit Day, as it is called, is also meant especially for everyone to show their support for gay teens who took their lives because of anti-LGBT harassment.
As I stated here earlier this month, growing up as a gay teen can be devastating if one does not have the support from either parents, school or friends.
Originally, I was going to post images of paintings by a Brooklyn-based artist whose images often raise questions about racism and tolerance but I decided to do something aiming more at inspiring those troubled teenagers to envisage a brighter, love-filled future ahead of them:
I love these images because they not only reflect the possibility of finding love in homosexuality but also how open-minded gay love can be.
No matter how badly homosexuality may be portrayed, affection and tenderness are still there – perhaps just around the corner, to be felt.
These pictures by Robbie Fimmano were used in an extended watch feature called Kissing Time on last April issue of Interview magazine.