To fight against the invisibilisation of LGBTQ + people and the stereotyped representations of this community, the American site Broadly launched on March 26th, 2019 a bank of images of 180 photos, taken by the photographer Zackary Drucker and staging fifteen trans and/or non-binary in the most diverse possible situations: at the doctor, at school, in the street, in a bar …
Images from the Gender Spectrum Collection are royalty-free, available under a Creative Commons license, to encourage as many people as possible to use them.
In addition to working towards more diversity, the approach responds to a real demand. “One of Shutterstock’s representatives told us that they see a 64% increase in searches for the term” transgender “compared to last year,” says journalist Lindsay Schrupp on ‘Broadly’. For Getty Images, research on these topics tripled between June 2017 and June 2018.
The few photos that appear in these image banks are far from promoting an inclusive representation of sexual minorities. Often, there are only pictures of hands or shoulders on which are drawn trans symbols or LGBT +, for example as part of a pride.
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