About the Coming Out Sessions
The Coming Out Sessions is a photography project focused on the coming out stories of those who identify as LGBTQ+.
It’s a dive into the stories and lives of everyday people, who happen to be an identifying member of the LGBTQ+ community.
We all have a coming out story. Some of us have happy and light stories, while others have stories filled with pain and shame. Some of us feel our story is insignificant, or “boring”.
There’s beauty in each unique story, and I want to shed light on that reality. Each of our stories is like a snowflake in the wonderland that is the LGBTQ+ community, and each story speaks to the beauty and diversity that is our community.
If there is even one person that finds hope in learning that they’re not alone, that their story means something, and that they’re a part of a worldwide community that supports and stands with them, then this project has fulfilled its purpose.
Will you join me in the effort to help younger generations see that there is so much love and support for them in our community?
These interviews are pretty quick (under 15 minutes), yet can have their raw moments. It’s okay. I’ve got tissues if your eyes sweat. My top priority is to make sure you’re comfortable and open to talking about your story. I will go through and ask you some questions, and then I’ll take a few pictures at the end of our interview. Bada-bing-bada-boom! We’re done!
All images © 2018 Eye of Z Photography