LGBTQ Visibility Campaign
As part of Mayor Edward Murray’s LGBTQ Action Plan, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights has created a project to bring visibility to Seattle’s diverse LGBTQ community members. The project includes community members who represent a variety of LGBTQ identities in Seattle, with an emphasis on intersectionality and trans and queer people of color. We want to lift up members of the community, while emphasizing the role of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights in upholding antidiscrimination laws and promoting race and gender justice.
To create the advertisements, we photographed and interviewed five members of the community, asking the questions:
- What are the aspects of your identity that make you most proud?
- Has there been a significant moment in your life with respect to your identity as an LGBTQ person, and perhaps in relation to other identities you carry, which have made you feel proud or empowered?
- How do you see your own resilience? Where do you draw power as a member of the LGBTQ community?
The images and messages centered in these ads demonstrate empowerment, strength and love. We wish to celebrate and honor the qualities that comprise Seattle’s LGBTQ community. The ads will be featured on buses and light rail throughout the city for three months.