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LGBTQ Health: Art

This guide will provide both library resources and online information on healthcare, treatment and the wellbeing of those in the LGBTQ community.

"Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love"

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

"Without the public works we are nothing...I ask the public to help me, to take responsibility, to become part of my work, to join in."

-Felix Gonzalez-Torres

"Untitled" (Loverboy) (1989)

Leonard DiVinci

"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt," Leonardo da Vinci famously said. He invented sfumato, an application of subtly colored glazes, to convey atmosphere and the subtle shifts of feeling across a human face.

Detail from Leonardo's <i>Virgin on the Rocks</i> (1491-92)

Andy Warhol

"A coke is a coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.”

–Andy Warhol

Campbell's Soup I (1968)

Lisette Model

"Shoot from the gut:"

-Lisette Model


Gambler Type, French Riviera (1934)

Annie Leibovitz

"You don't have to sort of enhance reality, there is nothing stranger than the truth."

-Annie Leibovitz

Mick Jagger, Buffalo, NY (1975)

n.l rivera

to whom it may concern
n.l rivera

did you know

that angels have no gender?

I’m not so close to blasphemy

as to say that I am celestial,

but I have always felt

less like ashes,

more like eternal flames,

and excessive eyes,

and wings

that are not quite part

of this dimension.

I am closer to a thousand spinning rings of gold

than I am to “man or woman”

no label

has ever fit me

call me, instead, a suggestion,

a hollow vibration of a voice,

be not afraid.

call me the ceiling

of the cistine chapel,

before it was painted over,

when it had no heavens,

no allegiance.

you fear what my existence might mean.

I am abundant. angelic. absurd.

so, call me He

in the same way the christians address

their genderless god.

call me They,

for no human perception is broad enough

to encompass the vastness

of my expression.

consider me,

if you must,

as a heaventhing.

you cannot restrict me to your binaries.

#Emotional #LGBTQ+ #Community

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