Kristen M. Talluto Photography
KMT Photography is proud to present GIO Photo Gallery on April 10th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. The Gallery will be held at RF Lounge, 531 Hudson Street at Charles Street. Proceeds are being donated to benefit the LGBT Center, NYC.
This photo gallery means more to me than showing my work. As a woman that has gone through discrimination because I am a lesbian, I would like to give back to the gay community. Proceeds will be donated to benefit the LGBT NYC. It is so important to me that GIO (Growth, Impassioned, Objective) Photo Gallery makes a statement to the gay youth; no matter what hardships they go through in this world of ignorance and hate, they can still live their dreams. It is important to me that the world sees not only black and white, but beautiful colors as well.
My wife and I came out late in life, because of discrimination, as so many are faced with. We were faced with more discrimination when it came to what should have been normal situations, such as buying our home, having a priest bless our home, being able to be in the examination room together while my wife was having a sonogram, and even down to parent/teacher conferences.
My partner and I have 5 children ranging from ages 3 up to 21. Every single one of our children do not see us as "gay" or "lesbians" they see us as their MOMS! Our 7 year old daughter said to me, "mommy is Tammy your wife" so of course I replied, "yes she is. Are you ok with that?" Her response to me was "of course, she makes you smile. Isn't that what’s important when you love someone?!" After that conversation with my daughter, I wondered how this world can’t see that love is simply love without restrictions, when a 7 year old child can! My wife and children inspired me to make a difference. They gave me the drive to show this world how beautiful it can really be. Basically, I'm just normal working class woman with a camera determined to change this world! My goal is not so much for today's society to see my vision of a world full of equality and beauty, but to bring all walks of life into one place for the benefit of the next generation!
We have been non-stop working on promoting this event for the past three weeks. Within 3 days of our invitation going live we have over 100 guests attending, some from out of state, such as New Orleans. Our flyer has circulated all over the web, including Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and other numerous websites. We have been in contact with radio stations, newspapers, political figures, musicians and celebrities. Matt Martin of OnlyMattMartin.com has joined us as an Honorary Host.
Kristen Talluto and Matt Martin are available for phone interviews. Please contact Tammy Smith at Tsmith12265@gmail.com to schedule Kristen and OnlyMattMartinPR at MattMartin@rhotofficial.com for Matt Martin.