Cross-continental QUIP! Ryan from Melbourne and Mattias from Sweden celebrating Mardi Gras in Sydney. They met, here, exactly one year ago. Intrepid photographer Eliza B. partied hard for this shot.
Everybody keeps sharing these photos with me - so want to make sure you see them too. It’s like a fancy QUIP!
But, we gotta get the grassroots QUIP out there too. Real people (not just models/posed photos) are showing same-sex love everyday, despite real threats. I want to make sure the world knows that. Help me?
Valentines Day can be a whole lot of hogwash, but it can also be made of that goopy warm good feeling too.
So whether you’re coupled, or not, queer or not, pro v-day, or not — hope you get to spend at least a small sliver of today celebrating that fickle, beautiful, cantankerous, impossibly possible L.O.V.E. (at a fancy dinner for 2, or over veggie lo mein watching Bridesmaids with your best friends.)
We love you, over here at QUIP, and thats gotta count for something.
xoxo etc. 🌹
One of my good friends, Amelia, recently reached out to me about the intersection of her work in her Physician’s Assistant grad school program and Queer in Public. Most of the time, this project feels like a feel-good social street photography initiative. Happy couples, social change, social media - boom.
But Amelia’s email reminded me that the underlying ramifications for a world that’s uncomfortable with visible queerness can actually be life or death, when placed in the hands of “trusted” medical professionals.
Work to be done, QUIP fam. Thanks so much for this Amelia. (Her email after the jump.)
Timmy and Sam at The DL’s red room for @Feministing’s Kickstarter party.
"My drag name is Kyra Fey."
They met at Yale.
Did you all see this photo spreading like wildfire last week?
I wrote a piece about it, and why we need nuanced conversations around being queer in public. What do you think?
A friend of QUIP (actually our first ever freelance street photographer, John-Michael Parker!) and his band just released this beautiful video, Don’t Ask Me Why, which preaches a lot of the same messaging as we do here.
Watch and share liberally. <3
-“We both love menswear clothing.”
-“Where’s the best place to shop for that?”
-“Best bet is to get regular men’s clothing and have it altered. And I work at a menswear shoe store in the village so I get my shoes there. But you know, J Crew will do too.”
Che and Emalu, looking fly on the B train last night. NYC.
Vaughn and Tommy in Union Square, mid-sentence telling me something about their “it’s complicated” 3-month relationship.
-“We met at work.”
-“Where do you work?”
-(Slyly, smiling) “T.V.”
P.S.- Loving that Empire State, photobombing the shot.
Jay and Stephen dining in Paris, France.
Together 20 years, married for 5. Once again, the intrepid Chloe Angyal got this shot. God I love international QUIP. Don’t you?