These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon.
Deragon’s “The Identity Project” has taken her around the country as she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.
queer power bottom princess
I’m not gonna live my life on one side of an ampersand
Even if I went with you, I’m not the girl you think I am
And I’m not gonna match you, cause I’ll lose my voice completely
I’m not gonna watch you, cause I’m not the one who’s crazy
Lots of little work sessions, spread out over 5 months, adding up to a ton of hours spent painting this. Cause Lucy’s my darling.