Young Gay Photographer Gunned Down
He dreamed of opening up his own photography studio and growing his business into a full-time career.
Terrell Smith, a young gay man from Gary, Ind. who was active in Chicago LGBT organizing, died Dec. 16 after he was gunned down in Gary. He was 25.
Smith had been a member of Chicago-based LGBTQ organization National Youth Pride Services (NYPS).
In a remembrance posted on the NYPS website, the organization recalled Smith’s enthusiasm for community activism.
“The world may never know that Terrell did work on the national level for the next generation, not just in Chicago and Gary,” the post reads. “His work with us impacted young people from California to Florida and we will remember his efforts always.”
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