Local photographer Debra Gloria gives some NOH8 action of her own

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If you missed your chance to snag a NOH8photo shoot with Adam Bouska when he was here, this upcoming event should make up for it. Out photographer Debra Gloria, who we featured here, is hosting a photo shoot of her own to support the campaign. Her photos will be submitted to the campaign and given to you for all your Facebooking needs. We know that’s what you really want.

The photo shoot is free  but $10 is the suggested cash donation to help offset any costs from the shoot and to donate to the campaign directly. Seriously, who can get a hip pic of themselves for that cheap? All you have to do is show up in your white t-shirt and have your hair and makeup all ready to go. She’ll provide the duct tape and tattoo.

The event will be at Jack’s Backyard, Dec. 5 from 1–4 p.m.

UPDATE: Debra Gloria contacted me and is excited about the event. “Yes, I will be working my butt off!” She wanted to mention that Tiffany Brown is “the brains behind all of this. She got this NOH8 project together, so I can’t take the credit for it all. She is a great girl!” So be sure to give both these ladies a hand when you make it out.

—  Rich Lopez

Out photographer Debra Gloria goes stalker like with 'Green Doesn't Mean Go'

Debra Gloria's inner stalker comes out of the closet tonight's "Eyes Wide Shut" show at Chi.Debra Gloria’s inner stalker comes out of the closet at tonight’s “Eyes Wide Shut” show.

Although we mentioned tonight’s art show at Chi Studio before, another reason to check out “Eyes Wide Shut” (minus the free drinks) would be local photographer Debra Gloria. She’ll have two collections that should challenge you as well as give you a chill.

She’ll be showing works from her collection “Underneath My Clothes” where she has photographed three lesbian women who each battle their own demons. Gloria captures the scary essence of battling cancer, eating disorders and self-mutilation with a sensitivity that paints a strong picture of their pain. At the same time, the photos have an unusual yet stylized aesthetic that you won’t be able to move your eyes away from.

Her second collection, “Green Doesn’t Mean Go,” puts Gloria in the position of a stalker. “It’s really demented. I’ve always been very safe so this is different for me,” she said. This collection, she said, truly defines the word “exposure.” So if you see a Latina lady with a camera following you, just figure it’s for art’s sake.

Also on tonight’s bill will be Jeffrey Noble, Maria Olivas, Valerie Guignon and others. There will even be live belly dancing. How often do you get that outside of Al-Amir?

—  Rich Lopez