Monday, May 6, 2013
50 Shades of Gay
This past January, TED talks published a video of iO Tillett Wright entitled 50 Shades of Gay. I can't remember if anyone had brought this up in class (I couldn't find it on the blog) but I found it while procrastinating for my finals and thought you all might enjoy it. Wright is a "tomboy-girl interested in boys and girls" who in 2010 began to photograph thousands of individuals who identify somewhere along the LGBTQ scale for her photo project Self Evident Truths. Her talk touches upon many of the issues we have discussed in class including gender variance and fluidity, the marriage debates, prop 8 and the concept of identity boxes. You can view the TED talk here and visit the Self Evident Truths website here.