The Shepard Symposium on Social Justice is underway at the University of Wyoming and will be featuring several spotlight events the rest of this week. Two of the events this weekend are photography sessions for The Self Evident Truths Project. iO Tillett Wright is the founder of and photographer for the project, as well as an LGBT activist. She’s attempting to photograph 10,000 people in all 50 states who identify as anything other than 100% straight in hopes of showing Americans the diverse makeup of the LGBT community. Tillett Wright spoke with Wyoming Public Radio's Caroline Ballard ahead of her visit, and said the seed for this project came partly from her own upbringing.
iO Tillett Wright be taking portraits for the project in Laramie Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the UW Union Ballroom. Tillett Wright will also be giving a version of her TED Talk "50 Shades of Gay" in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom on Friday from 12:30-1:30pm. You can find more information about the project here.