With international Pride celebrations and the World Cup colliding in an explosion of gayness, athletics, and partying, my mind turned to the "Fearless" photography exhibit by Jeff Sheng.
"Fearless" is a series of photographs of LGBT high school and college athletes, begun in 2003, which explores the phenomenon of homophobia in sports. Sheng, a Harvard graduate, professional photographer, and educator, traversed the United States, meeting and shooting a diverse mix of young athletes. The project is ongoing, so you can submit yourself as a candidate to be photographed, or invite the exhibit to your college campus. ("Fearless" was displayed at the 2010 Winter Olympic in Vancouver). Or, as I will, you can call Jeff to try and get the phone number of one of the good-looking athletes (who’re most likely over 18 by now)!
-- DAVID SARNA GALDI