How will the 150 participants be selected?
Our wish is to shoot a portrait of everyone who’d like to come out! But with financial and time constraints we will have to limit our 2018 casting call.
Our goal is to reflect the diversity of races, ethnicities, ages, bodies and abilities that are found in Taiwan’s LGBTQ community. We regret that participants under the age of 18 years old will not be permitted unless they have parental consent. If you’re not chosen this year rest assured there will be another chance in the future.
OUT IN TAIWAN will be an ongoing project. Leslie Kee’s goal is to shoot thousands of portraits of LGBTQ in Taiwan!
Do all participants have to be LGBTQ? What about Straight Allies?
All participants for this project must identify as LGBTQ. The primary purpose of this project is to shine a spotlight on sexual and gender minorities. Our intent is to combat the stigma and ignorance that LGBTQ face must everyday. This means that although we love our straight allies and acknowledge that many stand up on behalf of LGBTQ, we ask that allies respect our decision for Out In Singapore to be an LGBTQ only shoot. We encourage straight allies to bring their friends and family to the exhibition so that others can become allies too. We hope to celebrate our straight allies in a future project. Stay tuned!
Do I have to be out of the closet to have my picture taken?
The project is called OUT IN TAIWAN. Hence in order to qualify you have to be open about who you are. You're welcome to use the portrait as a platform to formally come out publicly. All participants must state their sexual orientation and gender identity along with their portrait, when and wherever it's published.
Where will my portrait be shown?
Firstly, your portrait will be displayed at the OUT IN TAIWAN Exhibition (October 27 – November 4) as part of the Taipei Pride 2018. Your portrait will also be uploaded on the OUT IN TAIWAN website, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms. Our hope is to show this landmark collection of portraits at every opportunity label. Prior to the shoot participants will be requested to complete a release form that confirms we have your permission to use your portrait for the OUT IN TAIWAN project.
I see lots of couple portraits on the OUT IN JAPAN and OUT IN SINGAPORE pages. For OUT IN TAIWAN, can couples take portraits together?
Yes, couples are most welcome take a portraits together. In fact, we encourage you to come with your significant other and get cozy in one photo.
Can my friends and I take a group shot together?
Sorry, no group shots. The maximum number of people per shot is two. If you’ve seen group shots for Out In Japan, they were taken for publicity purposes only.