Powerful Photos Fearlessly Redefine What It Means to Be LGBTQIA+

Originally published on The Identity Project and cross-posted here with their permission.

Just how many ways are there to be LGBTQIA+? You can be queer, femme, a unicorn, or a bottom, to name a few.

We talk a lot about labels and identity, but what does identity really mean for defining gender and sexuality?

The subjects of these beautiful photos, from Sarah Deragon’s The Identity Project, might blow you away as they embody their answers.

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Sarah Deragon is a San Francisco-based portrait photographer. The Identity Projectwhich launched it in January 2014is Sarah’s first personal photography project. Sarah has photographed over 200 people in the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, New York, & Chicago. In 2015 the project will be traveling to Austin and Columbus, Ohio. Sarah can be found on Instagram and Twitter @sarahnderagon