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14 evocative images of naked and semi-naked men in protest of Trump (NSFW)

14 evocative images of naked and semi-naked men in protest of Trump (NSFW)

Check out Ron Amato's cool new art project | Photo: © Ron Amato 2018

A US artist has shared a protest art project called ‘Gay in Trumpland’.

The series of 40 photos by NYC-based photographer Ron Amato acts as resistance art against of Donald Trump and his presidency.

The art project features nude and semi-nude portraits of men, with some shown hooded and noosed in fabric.

Amato has called the photos ‘a visual expression of our community getting pushed back. [Of being] denied basic protections under the law and being expected to forego the basic human rights of loving and community building.’

‘The president doesn’t have any moral convictions’

Ron expanded on the meaning of the art project with GSN.

‘When I began my Gay In Trumpland project in January of 2017, I had unrealized fears that the Trump administration would wage war on the LGBTQ community,’ he said. ‘Those fears have been largely realized.’

Amato furthermore added: ‘The president doesn’t have any moral convictions. He will just go along with anything that he perceived as politically expedient.

‘This gives licence for the anti-LGBTQ forces in the administration to act on their agenda.’

‘I hope this project can raise awareness’

‘There’s so much to be outraged by everyday with regards to this administration – unless you are really paying attention and follow specific news feeds, the policy changes which negatively effecting the LGBTQ community go unnoticed.’

Ron finally added: ‘Many people, straight or gay, are unaware of the steady dismantling of our rights and protections. I hope through this project raises some awareness.’

The US mid-term elections take place on 6 November. They of course mark two years since the President was elected.

On Sunday, a leaked memo from the Trump administration showed plans to legally erase trans people.

‘Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,’ it said.

It furthermore read: ‘The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.’

The move would moreover affect around 1.4 million people in the US who do not identify as their birth gender.

LGBTIs and allies responded by staging a protest in New York City and also Washington, D. C.

For more information visit www.ronamato.com/gayintrumplandgallery.