Today The Gay Men Project turns one-year-old.
So I wanted to take the opportunity to express my extreme gratitude to each of the 217 men who trusted me enough to be a part of the project and to share a piece of their life. I remember every conversation–whether during a car ride to Casco Viejo in Panama, or a vicarage in East Dulwich outside London, the conversation spoken in broken French and broken English while driving in your imported American car in Paris, I remember your suburban home in Baltimore, and your in-process-remodeled apartment in Boston, seeing you ride up on your bike in San Francisco, rescheduling my flight to photograph you in Portland, every NYC stairwell, every NYC brownstone, every dog, every cat, and of course, I remember very fondly our early morning walk to the Capital Building in our nation’s capital. I look forward to our growing friendship and am honored to call you more than a friend, but also a brother.
I hope you’re as proud of all our hard work as I am. Together in the past year we’ve laid the groundwork for something truly special, and I’m excited as together in the next year we build The Gay Men Project into something truly phenomenal.
With sincere affection, thank you for not only being a part of The Gay Men Project, thank you for being a part of my life.
And my dream.