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Persona

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Age

30 years Old

Life Goal

He hopes to be heard, seen and felt in his struggle and pain regarding his sexual orientation. 

Challenges

He faced immense internal turmoil as he grappled with accepting his true sexual orientation.

Favorite Books

Questioning Gender

Come As You Are

Rethinking Sexuality

GARNET
JOHNSON,

a young man from a traditional devout Catholic family, living in Boston.

Personality

Introvert

Feeling

Decorated

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Struggling With Homosexuality

Journey Into Manhood is a book based on a true story from the Love+Radio podcast, following a devout Catholic man's journey of realizing he's gay.

Objective

Journey Into Manhood, a book based on a true story from the Love+Radio podcast, aims to depict the internal struggles of the LGBTQ community through layout, visuals, and text. Garnet, raised in a devout Catholic family, discovered his homosexuality early but faced conflicts due to religious and societal pressures. Believing himself mentally ill, he attempted self-therapy. However, he realized he couldn't change.

Approach

This book describes how the LGBT+ community struggles to assert their identity in society. Like Garnet, he grapples with self-acceptance, experiencing torment and depression as he tries to change his sexual orientation. In representing the LGBT community's pain, I utilized stark black-and-white patterns and handwriting fonts for a raw, uncomfortable feel. Decoratively, I incorporated "x" marks over intimate moments in LGBT couples' images, symbolizing societal rejection and sadness.

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