Most of the imagery we are used to seeing of Queerness is related to the struggle within our community. The images in this series show an empowered group of Jewish queers, just as we had completed our hike up Masada in Israel, with the intention of simply staring deeply into the glorious sunrise. The strenuous hike, which reddened our faces and rendered our bodies physically vulnerable and raw, mirrored what each of us had overcome in our lives to get to this point in time, where we could come together and take pride in each other’s commonalities. At best, I wish for these images to be a statement, in spite of our continued struggle for our equality and acknowledgement globally, of our present- where people of a queer identity have the agency to create more spaces than any time prior in history to feel empowered, safe, and beautiful.