Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Silvia Ros


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.

6 comments:

Lillian D. Vecchiarelli said...

Great originality and feeling. Brilliant work
Lillian D. Vecchiarelli
Plano, Texas

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this wonderful contribution to help us think about our freedoms. What could be more basic or essential than the freedom to love?
Diana Zuckerman
Washington, DC

Anonymous said...

Simple yet beautiful portrayal of love and a freedom not yet realized by so many.

mary opitz
Plano, Tx.

maria elena perez plana said...

WE HAVE TO LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER -WITH OUR UNIQUENES AND DIFFERENCES - THAT IS WHAT DEMOCRACY IS ALL ABOUT - THANKS FOR YOUR LEGACY

maria elena perez plana
san juan, pr

Elsie Medin said...

July 2, 2008

Ms. Ros has expressed, simply and clearly, what should by now be naturally accepted and respected worldwide: the right to choose who and how to love. I totally agree with her point of view and the way she has expressed it.
Elsie Medin
Miami. FL

Anonymous said...

Excellent collection of posters. Very original, great message. We must be more tolerant.

Tony Batista
Miami, Fl.