Friday, September 18, 2015

Photographer travels where gay love can mean death

THE NEW YORK TIMES | LENS 
By Robin Hammond
LASER / ISRAEL
Almost 2.8 billion people live in countries where identifying as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and intersex could lead to imprisonment, corporal punishment or even death. The project took me to seven countries where persecution of L.G.B.T.I. people is widespread, and in each place local activists introduced me to the survivors of discrimination. We created whereloveisillegal.com to share the stories I’ve documented and to encourage others to share their stories of persecution and survival. [link]
BRICE / CAMEROON
MOHAMMED / PERSIAN GULF