The LGBTQ+ Mural Project at LFSF's Ortega Campus
In a vibrant corner of the Ortega campus at Lycée Français de San Francisco (LFSF), a colorful masterpiece has emerged, echoing the diverse voices of the LGBTQ+ community and fostering a sense of belonging for everyone.
The project's genesis lies in a shared vision among students to celebrate the presence and contributions of queer individuals within their diverse community. Spearheaded by the LGBTQ+ Club, students embarked on a creative journey alongside KT Seibot, an accomplished queer, trans non-binary visual artist, and muralist from San Francisco.
Through a meticulous free-hand technique, KT brought the vision to life, while students actively participated in developing the color schemes, integration of our school values and enhancing school pride by incorporating the beloved bear mascot, symbolizing the journey of growth and learning.
What makes this mural truly remarkable is its incorporation of both masculine and feminine energies, a deliberate choice to reflect the diversity of gender identities within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. The vibrant colors of the flowers embedded in the mural hold a deeper meaning, representing various queer flags and underscoring the richness of the LGBTQ+ community.
Beyond its visual appeal, the mural serves as a powerful symbol of belonging. It resonates with the core ethos of LFSF, where fostering inclusivity and understanding is not just a goal but a part of our everyday lives.
The LGBTQ+ mural project stands as a testament to the power of collaboration, creativity, and acceptance. It is more than just a work of art; it is a reminder that, within the vibrant tapestry of diversity, every individual's story and identity are celebrated.
ORT Mural Art Project | Interview of KT