18. Collin, Washington D.C.
“I suspected I was at 12 (thanks middle school gym), I learned I am at 17 (thanks Ron), I told my friends and family I am at 19 (thanks booze), I’ve only said I’m not once (thanks violent homophobe), I am proud I am every day (thankful).”
20. Abdi with his twins Rumi and Evie, Los Angeles
“Once I became more confident and comfortable with living as an out gay man, my focus shifted to starting a family. I always knew I wanted to have children, but I never knew what it would look like.”
About the Gay Men Project:
“This project is simple. Basically I’m trying to photograph as many gay men as I can. My goal is to create a platform, a visibility on some level, and a resource for others who may not be as openly gay. A visual catalog of gay men and their stories. When I think of my own experience, and all the time I spent in the closet and hiding the fact that I was gay–to be at a place now where I feel completely comfortable being on the blog and telling the world ‘Hey, I’m a gay man,’ I think there’s a power in that, for me and for a lot of the men on the blog. So it’s kind of a numbers game, I think the more men I photograph, the more impact the project has.
My dream is to take the project to as many different cities as I can across the world.”
If you would like to learn more about the Gay Men Project please visit his site here.
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