My name is Colleen Stepanian and I am a freelance photographer living in South Philadelphia. I am proud to support and be a member of the LGBT+ community and to be able to show the strength and unity of this community and allies through the photographs. I love knowing that through my chosen medium I am able to gain new perspectives of this life, one awesome person at a time.
The Great Wall of Love was a successful peaceful "blockade to shield the patients of the Mazzoni Center, an LGBTQIA-centric healthcare provider in Philadelphia". The Westboro Baptist Church had accounced a protest scheduled for 2pm on July 26th in front of the Mazzoni Center. Volunteers of the Great Wall of Love had gathered from 1pm - 4pm to show their unity and their invested care. There were signs, music, singing, and a parade of flags. Only a handful of Westboro Baptist Church members showed up, standing on the corner, and were drowned out by the hundreds of volunteers that participated in the Wall of Love.
Here are some images I captured from the day's events.
Colleen Stepanian is the owner and name-sake of Colleen Stepanian Photography. Colleen has been a long time supported of Punk Out and a great friend to the LGBT+ community.
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