Chicago, IL, February 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- StonewallAGAIN posting a photo activist exhibit on their Facebook page to raise awareness on the affects on people that are forced into the closet.
Exhibit is a photo depiction of how people react to living in such a society. The photos contain strong messages of isolation, anger, frustration and sadness.
"People should not be erased because of who they are," says Mike Lackovich, StonewallAGAIN founder of the LGBTQ equality group. "We attempted to raise awareness to this issue prior to the Olympics. The situation has devolved further. Violence against LGBTQ has increased in Russia. We need to let our brothers and sisters know they are not alone in this fight."
Russia enacted gay propaganda laws in summer 2013. They recently passed tighter legislation regarding adoption of Russian orphans to foreign countries. These restrictions are aimed directly at the LGBTQ community.
Photos will be added to and updated through out the Sochi winter games. Facebook will allow for open comments and discussion among circulating social media forums. After the Olympics, the exhibit will migrate to the organizations website for archival display.
For more information on activism through photography or how the group promotes awareness and equality, contact them via the website: StonewallAGAIN.com.