This illustration was motivated by the huge reach of the LGBTQIA+ community; from our influence on pop culture to the hardships that we have faced throughout history. I wanted to emphasize how diverse the community truly is, by featuring famous historical LGBQTIA+ icons of varying race and body shapes such as Marsha P. Johnson, Audre Lorde, and Keith Haring.
I tied this all together to create something more contemporary by incorporating up and coming LGBTQIA+ activists such as Jamie Windust, Chella Man, and Eddie Ndopa. It is important to show the many faces of those who helped to shape the future of LGBTQIA+ people, especially those so often forgotten to history. These individuals pave the way for future generations of queer people by educating us, inspiring us, and fighting for our rights as humans. They deserve to be recognised, remembered, and celebrated.