These vibrant portraits and their captions represent the vast spectrum of human gender and sexuality. As you embark on your journey through The Spectrum, you will learn about the adversity, experiences, and achievements of your peers in the LGBTQAI+ community. You may relate, you may not. But hopefully, if nothing else, you will become intrigued to learn more about your own journey through the openness of others.  

I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too.

Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.
— Frida Kahlo