These glorious times, as we enjoy yet another brief sparkle of LGBT rights (obviously not in Russia), one can wonder how our world could be, if the vast human sexuality was free from pseudo moralities and archaic superstitions.
In this spirit American photographer Lindsay Morris has been documenting over the past three years, a four-day camp for gender nonconforming boys and their parents.
Morris on her project:
Camp You Are You (whose name has been changed to protect the privacy of the participants) offers a temporary safe haven where gender-variant boys can freely express their interpretations of femininity alongside their parents and siblings. These images represent the spirit of the children as they shine in an atmoshpere of support. Here they can be true to their inner nature without feeling the need to look over their shoulders…This experience can be very emotional for the parents, especially the families who are new to camp and are experiencing this kind of group acceptance for the very first time.
I would really love to follow the kids into adulthood and see what kind of relationships they develop, I want to witness the evolution, knowing from where they started and see how life is going to play out for them—hopefully happily—and I think they’re going to have a better transition into adulthood than the generation proceeding them.