Thursday, June 02, 2011

'Gay in America: Portraits by Scott Pasfield' Coming This Fall

If "It Gets Better" is a great way to show bullied LGBT youth that there is life after high school, photographer Scott Pasfield's forthcoming "Gay in America" is the ultimate companion piece, filled with intimate photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men.

The release says Pasfield traveled 52,000 miles across all 50 states over a three-year span gathering stories and documenting the lives of gay men from all walks of life. At turns joyful and somber, reflective and celebratory, each narrative and image is an enlightening look into the variety of gay life in the United States.

"I wanted to create a book that would change opinions and educate; to produce a profound collection of ordinary, proud, out gay men who defy cliches and stereotypes," Pasfield said. "I was surprised to find these tough, rugged men, who had never been into a gay bar in their lives, or were just living happily, in a monogamous relationship and doing their thing."

I'm really excited for this one, as my friend Scooter LaForge is one of the men profiled. The book comes out Sept 27. You can pre-order your copy HERE.

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