For nearly two years Vietnamese artist Kevin Truong has been collecting a visual catalogue of gay men from across the globe. So far he’s photographed 373 different men for The Gay Men Project, each image distinct and highlighting their individual characteristics and personalities. The project is also participatory, and those photographed are invited to share their personal stories to go along the images. Truong recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to continue the project.
My goal is to create a platform, a visibility on some level, and a resource for others who may not be as openly gay. A visual catalog of gay men and their stories. When I think of my own experience, and all the time I spent in the closet and hiding the fact that I was gay-to be at a place now where I feel completely comfortable being on the blog and telling the world “Hey, I’m a gay man,” I think there’s a power in that, for me and for a lot of the men on the blog.
There are hundreds of wonderful images that showcase a diverse range of gay men of different races and ethnicities. Below are a few choice examples.