“It’s more than just telling someone ‘it gets better.’ It’s showing them that there is a huge spectrum of people — all ages, all walks, from everywhere — and they’re out there and they’re championing your rights and your ability to live the life that you want to live. And all you have to do is look for us… trust me, we are everywhere.”

To celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month, we brought together ten LGBTQ+ civil rights leaders, spanning generations past and present, for a group portrait shot by the renowned photographer Frederic Aranda at the historic Black Cat Tavern in Silver Lake, Los Angeles.

The Trailblazers: Ian Alexander, Ev Campos, Jules Turner, Presley, Jalen Bell-Syftestad

The Pioneers: Carolyn Weathers, Alan Bell, Reverend Troy Perry, Desiree Jade Sol, Joey Terrill

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