by: Alex L., 9th Grade, Venice High School, Venice, Florida
Teacher: Cynthia Hamilton
When you make someone feel small, you make yourself look foolish.
quote by: Katy Joseph, Ellenton, Florida
As a child, I thought it was socially acceptable for a girl to love a girl, for boy to love a boy, and for a boy to want to dress like a girl. As I grew older, I realized that wasn’t always the case. People are fired from work for being gay and conversion camps exist to “convert” members of the LGBTQA+ community. In some countries, being homosexual or transgender is considered a crime. That’s why I created this artwork—to honor the LGBTQA+ community and to celebrate their being free to love who they want to love and be who they want to be.