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Intimate image of gay couple in Russia wins World Press Photo award

Thursday, February 12, 2015
In this photo provided on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 by World Press Photo, the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 by Mads Nissen, Denmark, for Scanpix/Panos Pictures, shows Jonathan Jacques Louis, 21, and Alexander Semyonov, 25, a gay couple during an intimate moment in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The intimate image of Jon and Alex is part of a larger project by Danish photographer Mads Nissen called "Homophobia in Russia" that highlights how life is increasingly difficult for sexual minorities in Russia. [...]

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Alabama photography exhibit explores dynamics of youths’ sexual identity

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Foster Noone, 17, of Pelham, Ala., looks at a personal photo in a new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation of the work in Birmingham, Ala. Self-identified as gender fluid, Noone is among a dozen young people who posed for photos in the exhibit, which opened Wednesday, April 23, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once. A photography exhibition that opened at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Wednesday night seeks to put a face on such young people while exploring the [...]

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LGBT History Month profile: Photographer, documentarian Joan Biren

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Joan Biren is an internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker who chronicles gay life. Her photographs are on display in the Library of Congress. [...]

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Mike Ruiz, the celebrity photographer you know and the man you don’t

Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Mike Ruiz seems to be everywhere these days: Playing judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Tyra Banks’ “America’s Next Top Model,” shooting celebrity photographs, or starring in a reality-TV show on Logo. [...]

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NM court upholds ruling that photographer discriminated against lesbian couple

Thursday, June 7, 2012
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Court of Appeals this week ruled that a professional photographer who refused to take pictures of a gay couple’s commitment ceremony violated state anti-discrimination laws. [...]

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