From Catholic boy to showgirl to soccer grandpa in So. Cal, Kim Christy has lived more than a few lives. These photos from his upcoming book project show a pre-Stonewall world of drag balls and cross-dressing — when it was still a crime.
Advocate.com has been proud to present a wide variety of visual representations of our world from contemporary artists and photographers. Here is a small selection of our favorites from this year, ranging from the lushly sensual to the starkly confrontational.