Book Club #36: Home by Matt Lambert

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? In the wake of the Orlando massacre, with the vitriol of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, and in a world where more than seventy-five countries still criminalize being gay, LGBTQ rights are in a precarious position. Grindr commissioned this book to help us all answer the question of where we find ourselves again.  HOME is an exploration of the role of “safe spaces” – both physical and virtual – in the development of LGBTQ+ identity.

“Safe Spaces” are a cornerstone of our community; even as Bruce Laruce reflects upon “how it used to be” in his foreword; Matt Lambert beautifully shows us “how it is now”.

Matt Lambert, a filmmaker and photographer, never stops: over the course of his six months, his travels took him to Toronto, Paris, London, Prague, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin.

In each place, he used digital platforms and social media channels to cast for the “Home” project.  Interestingly, many of his subjects came from small towns; their stories, in particular, touch upon the importance of digital culture in building a gay community, when there was no one else “like them” around.

Lambert’s portraits of and conversations with of young gay men – captured during moments of uninhibited expression and casual intimacy – is a testament to what “safe spaces” mean to our youth: the freedom to define – and refine – their identities and sexual desires.

Published by Grindr Imprints, Los Angeles
Foreword by Bruce LaBruce
Ships January 3
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102 pages, 48 images
177.5 x 250 x 13 mm
ISBN 978-0-692-80864-1
Edition 500 / 2016