2016 has seen LGBTQ+ people attacked by extremists of all stripes. From the elevation of Governor Mike Pence of Indiana to Vice President to the stomach churning increase in hate crime in the UK, the onslaught has felt continuous. Indeed, being gay is still a crime in more than seventy-five countries.
The massacre at Pulse in Orlando hit hard around the world, not only for the senseless slaughter of innocent people but because it was an attack on what has long been considered the safest of our spaces. It’s in this tumultuous climate that Grindr commissioned Home, photographer Matt Lambert’s exploration of safe spaces both physical and virtual and how they shape LGBTQ+ identity
Lambert, a filmmaker and photographer, worked on the project for six month as he travelled across the world with stops in Toronto, Paris, London, Prague, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. In each city he used digital platforms and social media channels to cast the men. The intimate portraits and stories reveal a community that is at a crossroads.
Photos by Matt Lambert