Growing up gay himself, M. Sharkey wanted a voice and acceptance. However, being a gay teenager in the 1980′s made acceptance much more difficult.
Comprised of videos and photos, Sharkey began the Queer Kids project in 2006. Now, five years later, he is still providing a voice for those who need and want it; those who are living queer in a world where being gay isn’t fully accepted just yet – though we’re getting closer and closer to that full understanding and approval.
Below, are some of my favorite pictures from M. Sharkey’s Queer Kids project:
To see more of the photos and videos, and to read the full article, check out the links above.
Because in a world where you are still discriminated due to your race, sexuality, religion, and choices, everyone needs a little haven of their own.
Love All, Hate None.
*Note: Click on the links above to read the full articles and to check my sources. The pictures were taken from the sources. I, however, summarized the article (the italicized section at the top) in my own words, and the opinions, thoughts, phrases, and words in this post are my own: © Kalie Lyn, 2011.*