Alejandro González Méndez
The series Inappropriate Behavior is an inventory of individuals subject to rejection or exclusion because of their sexual preferences. It is a denunciation of homophobia. Symbolically it is also a call to respect differences—political, ideological, and religious. The close up portraits taken during the World Day against homophobia celebration (May 17, 2008) show people’s faces and try to “erase” the features that identify them in terms of gender. The title of this work, Inappropriate Behavior, is ironic, because it alters the meaning of what had once been a chargeable offense.