Support Through Art: A Trans Painter Gives Back
When Leo Morn, a transgender painter, volunteered to donate proceeds from the sale of his work, we were moved by his generosity – and his beautiful art.
“My name is Leo Morn and I am 24 years old. My life has certainly been a journey. I grew up with a single mother who is from Cambodia. When I came out as a lesbian in the 8th grade, my mother didn’t accept me; little did she know that I was hiding that I was transgender. But now, I can’t continue to hide the true me, so I came out as a trans man. What has helped me most was the amazing love and support I’ve received even from strangers. Art is a big part of my life — my artistic inspiration is Jackson Pollock. His pieces are moving and exhilarating, he reaches out to many people in different ways and that’s what I hope to do with my paintings.
What started as a hobby as grown into something more. I was told by plenty of people I should start selling my paintings and I wasn’t motivated but knowing that most of the paintings I sell will be donated to the LGBT community has set a warm place in my heart.”
Leo has generously pledged to donate 40% of proceeds from his art to support Point of Pride.
Another percentage of proceeds also benefits the True Colors Fund, which works to end homelessness among LGBT youth.
Leo is a beautiful example of using your talents and skills in a creative way to make a difference. You can check out his Etsy shop and pick up some great art that supports great causes for our community!
Written by Point of Pride
Point of Pride provides financial aid and direct support to trans folks in need of health and wellness care.