The third floor of Lush Liverpool Spa has become the host for the All Out LGBT+ Photo Awards 2021.
The exhibition is open until September 30th and some of the space will be taken over by Homotopia, with a selection of local photographers displaying their work as part of the ongoing Visible and Safe Campaign for LGBTQIA people living in Liverpool.
Launched on May 17th, which is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia, All Out called for photographers to capture the LGBTQIA community across the world. Thousands of images were submitted from over 60 countries and now the final winners will be displayed in Liverpool.
The Homotopia corner is part of an ongoing project for visible queer art in the city. Following a recent spate of violent homophobic hate crimes in central Liverpool, the city council approached Homotopia and LCR Pride Foundation and asked them to put together a creative, community-led response. The project is ongoing and input is still very much welcomed
Exhibited photographs include work by here n queer collective, a street-art project focusing on claiming public spaces where hate crimes have occurred with Felix Mufti, Luke Bryant, Kolade T Ladipo, Franklin Dawson and Iesha Palmer, also exhibited is photographer Michael Parry, and model Frank Mason.
Local Community Evening, Thursday 23rd September
Between 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday 23rd September, Lush Liverpool Spa and Homotopia will host a Community Evening on the third floor. Alongside local LGBTQ+ activists and grassroots groups, All Out Executive Director, Matt Beard will be there to give more insights into what they’re doing as a global movement for love and equality alongside some other fabulous guests.
Exhibition opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 10-5