Photography by Kelly Hofer
"#FabulousAlberta is all about love," says Acts of Greatness founder Yiorgos Boudouris. He started the nonprofit last year to create the first educational awards in Calgary aimed specifically at LGBT high school students.
After successfully partnering with Canada's EducationMatters to collect applicants for the inaugural competition, Boudouris turned his vision toward figuring out how else he could empower LGBT youth. One important way, he tells The Advocate, is through storytelling.
That's why started the "Fabulous Alberta" photo and video journalism project, which chronicles the individual lives of Alberta's diverse LGBT community. With help from gay photographer Kelly Hofer, Boudouris has started with 15 subjects, taking striking photo portraits and interviewing them on camera.
According to their Kickstarter, Boudouris and Acts of Greatness plan to continue the project over the next year, aiming to include 100 participants.
Watch interviews with three gender-variant participants below, and click through the slideshow for more images of Fabulous Albertans.
Deand and Graham
Sid and Steph
Blake and Cameron
James and Jeff
Kelly and Mackenzie
Paris and Raul
Stacy and Tony