Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Freedom to Love addresses our ability to passively accept government classification of people based on their sexual orientation. Discriminated against for loving a partner of the same sex, I cannot marry my partner, adopt a child with her, file taxes with her, or retain the legal right to visit her bedside should she fall ill. Only 12 of 50 states prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The remaining 38 condone it.
Silvia Ros is a Cuban-American, Miami-based photographer and is senior photographer at The Wolfsonian–FIU. Her first solo exhibit, In the Ring: The Art of Boxing, was shown at the Miami International Airport in 2006-07. She holds a BA in Political Science from Florida International University and an MARCH from the University of Miami.