"This is a collaborative effort by ARTE Team Members, led by Cameron Lee, ARTE Program Coordinator, and created through the joyful contributions of Deimoni Brewington, Sarah Rim, and Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario.We collaboratively designed a tarot card, inspired by tarot being about divination, asking questions, and receiving answers. It is about reassurance, introspection, and also finding love from within oneself. This piece is both hand-drawn and also includes digital elements.
We decided to focus on acceptance, knowing that acceptance breeds strength, creates brave new paths, and powerful new futures. It is a celebration of Pride, all of our LGBTQ+ ancestors who have created our present and with love and gratitude for those paving our future."
Learn more about ARTE at artejustice.org.
Black Youth Project
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"Inclusivity is a major component of Cleveland VOTES. The commitment of our work to advance democracy transcends elections, voter turnout, and ballots. Instead, the purpose of the work is to reclaim our narratives, acknowledge our similarities, and love our differences. This image is a manifesto of individuals coming together with the sole purpose of educating, connecting, and empowering LGBT youth in Cleveland to see themselves in a civic space that is for them and more."
Learn more about Cleveland VOTES at clevotes.com.
Deeds Not Words
Bamby Salcedo, President of TransLatin@ Coalition says it for us when she explains that the rights of trans people and women are intertwined – they are one in the same.
“I know that the ERA is significant for many members of our community and I think it's important for us to understand and really realize that institutional violence has been portrayed against trans and gender nonconforming people for centuries.
And obviously through the policies that are enacted to pretty much try to erase our existence is something that has been pervasive against our community, and certainly the ERA will obviously support the livelihood of trans and gender nonconforming people. I think it's also important that we understand where trans people are situated in 2020, and unfortunately because of the global pandemic that we're experiencing right now it's also important that we understand that trans people are going to be set even further behind than how we were situated in our society already.
And so the ERA will not just set a precedent, but I think will empower our community for us to really advocate for the changes that need to happen in our society in order for us to be in a better place, and better our livelihood really."
Eutalia De la Paz
See more of Eutalia's work at behance.net/edelapaz.
Expressions of Frida
"Our digital square honors womxn and non-binary LGBTQIA+ creators across mediums, identities, and time who unapologetically expressed themselves through the arts inspiring countless future generations.
From internationally renowned visual activist, Zanele Muholi, who has photographed South Africa’s black LGBTQIA+ community fight for equality since the creation of the new constitution in 1996 post-apartheid to singer-songwriter, Janelle Monae who came out as a queer Black woman in America through the release of her album Dirty Computer in 2018 with songs such as “Pynk," which she describes as “a brash celebration of creation. self love.sexuality. and pussy power!” we thank the womxn and non-binary LGBTQIA+ creators who have made and continue to make art on their own terms."
Learn more about Expressions of Frida at expressionsoffrida.org.
"The youth of Líderes Campesinas were inspired to showcase the thought of equality and acceptance. Everyone should be treated the same because we are all humans at the end of the day. This art was made to look exciting, happy, and energetic with the use of various colors, because as the rainbow, although it is composed of a diverse variety of colors, they are all united and so should the human race when it comes to diversity. We need to stay united and love one another for who we are to make the world a happier inclusive place."
Learn more about the work of Líderes Campesinas at liderescampesinas.org.
Luna (age 9) is the daughter of Breakthrough's Creative Director, Moni Vargas, who has contributed this piece in celebration of love during Pride Month!
See more of Margaret's work at poemythology.com.
"In addition to recognizing Pride as a time of resistance and a call for equality, I wanted to capture that it is a celebration of love!"
My Colorful Nana
"As a collective, My Colorful Nana (MCN) honors individuality through our queer history led by Black Trans women who have had a profound investment in the growth and movements happening around us now. Based in NYC, we would also like to highlight the ongoing grassroots efforts for Black Trans rights happening every Thursday at Stonewall via @thestonewallprotests on IG."
NYC Commission on Human Rights
The NYC Commission on Human Rights is the City agency that enforces and educates on the City Human Rights Law, one of the most robust civil rights laws in the nation.
Learn more about NYC Commission on Human Rights at www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/index.page
OutRight Action International
OutRight Action International is a LGBTIQ human rights non-governmental organization that addresses human rights violations and abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Learn more at outrightinternational.org.
"When I think of Pride, I think of fire. And freedom. I think of the word "vibrant". And of the diverse textures of our experiences: the ways we live and how and whom we love. I've always been drawn to texture in visual art. This photograph, of a painting I made last spring, is my attempt to channel all that."
Priya Kvam is a storyteller and impact strategist with a deep commitment to gender and racial justice. She is the Director of Strategy & Advocacy at Breakthrough, leading the organization's communications, campaigns, and creative partnerships in the U.S. and globally.
Suzanne Herrera Li Puma, Ph.D.
"A work in progress, this piece is a reflection on the bittersweetness of Pride for me: the overwhelming feeling of prescription, why and how did I learn to *not* be proud of myself, who determines our markers of success and when will I be able to celebrate my other identities?
It is my prayer that we hold curiosity for and about joy and celebrations: why, how and when we experience it and how we continue to become ourselves through it and without it."
See more of Wazina's work at comingoutmuslim.com.