Jasmine Lee, a young and fervent photographer from Singapore, embarks on a project titled "Queer Pixels: The Digital Generation’s Fight". It tells the tale of the LGBTQ+ youth worldwide who are coming of age in a digital era. She illuminates how technology, for better or worse, shapes their fight for rights and acceptance, particularly on social media platforms.
Jasmine captures a unique spectrum of life: from bittersweet coming out narratives told over video calls, to the excitement of online pride parades during lockdowns; from cyberbullying incidents that push some to the brink, to global online communities that pull them back. These stories are not told in grand rallies or courtrooms, but within the confines of screens and headphones, underlit by the glow of notifications.
This intimate exploration of queer identity through the digital lens is framed within two overlapping perspectives. First, she looks at the tension between personal narratives and public personas as young LGBTQ+ individuals navigate their identities online. Second, she explores how these digital interactions impact their perception of rights, acceptance, and their place within society. The common thread is the quiet resilience of each subject, negotiating their space in a world both more connected and more divided than ever.