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A Day In Gay America Photos: LGBT Youth

 A Day In Gay America Photos: LGBT Youth

Earlier this year Advocate asked LGBT people to send in a random photo from their day on August 12, to become a part of the second annual A Day In Gay America photo project, and it quickly became clear that many of the participants were in their teen years or early twenties, perhaps living it differently than those who came before them. Here are some of the young women who participated in this year’s Day In Gay America photo project.

Earlier this year Advocate asked LGBT people to send in a random photo from their day on August 12, to become a part of the second annual A Day In Gay America photo project, and it quickly became clear that many of the participants were in their teen years or early twenties, perhaps living it differently than those who came before them. Here are some of the young women who participated in this year’s Day In Gay America photo project.

Be sure to check out all the photos from Advocate's Young and Gay in America story.

10:00AM Los Angeles Visiting activists from China say farewell on their last day with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. The Center's Emerging Leaders Program brings emerging activists from China to Los Angeles, where they learn valuable skills and gain experience that will serve them in their roles at the vanguard of China's LGBT movement. 

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1:30PM Forest Park, N.Y. Nicole Rivera uses her artistic skills to create landscapes and abstract art pieces. "It helps me keep an eye out for the beauty in scenery, and the small things others don't notice when they're walking by something as beautiful as a green park," she says.

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2:34PM West Hollywood, Calif. Krystal Hanna attempts to enjoy some Mexican food after getting braces. Sadly, she says she was only able to eat corn chowder.

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6:30PM Durham, N.C.: Lauren Fuller, her daughter Ariel, and her partner Angela at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Durham, NC. 

1. The app can be incredibly homonormative

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9:31PM San Francisco: "Mostly gay Chris [Prouty] with his mostly straight ladyfriend Ania, enjoying what little sun gurgles through in San Francisco," he says.

2. Where's the romance?

10:30PM San Rafael, Calif.: After watching Glee the 3D Concert Movie, Mark Kealhofer kicks back with friends.

3. Men are scary

11:20PM Stamford, Conn.: Lily Verona, 18, practices her guitar skills by playing Sublime's "What I Got."

4. Sex isn't really all that important...

11:29PM Charlotte, N.C.: Sondra Newton loves spending evenings with her nieces Tanaja and Brielle, for whom she is also a partial guardian, and her dog Rogue. Here, the gang watches an episode of Spongebob Square Pants. "As a member of the LGBT community, it is imperative that I teach my girls tolerance, acceptance, and to stand up and fight for the rights of everyone," she says. 

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11:47PM Seattle: Marley Blonsky tries to catch a glimpse of a passing meteor shower.

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