Daniel, Artivist, Buenos Aires, Argentina

photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
photo by Kevin Truong
Daniel, in his own words: “I think being gay has a different connotation only when there is prejudice against. I can say: it means nothing more than to be a person. But if I think I could never say goodbye before a boy with a kiss. I remember feeling as a child as a superhero with a hidden identity.

I’ve dealt with mockery. I come from a place that attacks the differences, but I found people who want to change their environment. That’s a big win. The I’m Not a Joke campaign change my life. Transforming the abuse in art, maybe it’s my greatest success

When I was 5 I told my mom that I liked a boy. I remember I got beat and I did pee on the floor. I never thought I was wrong, I just thought: They shouldn’t know. Now my mother is my best friend and defend LGBT students.

In Venezuela being gay is legal, but it is not free. If we decide to express affection in public that would put our physical and psychological integrity at risk. I am an activist for marriage equality project, the project was delivered on January 31 and has not yet received a reply.

(Advice I’d give my younger self) You don’t have to please anyone. Who wants to be with you, Will be with you, no excuses. Who loves you, will be loved your light and dark with passion.
You’re weird, and always will be. And that’s great.”

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