Please contribute your story. Proceeds to LGBT supporting non-profits.
Too many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and pansexual people think they are alone or that no one will understand them. You are not alone and someone understands you. We want to help you tell your story, so our stories help LGBTQIAP youth have hope. The most common cause of self-harm is guilt because they think there’s something wrong with who they are. Even when they have loving families, the community in which they live or the things they read about in the media have caused them to think that what they’re feeling and have gone through, most of the time from an early age, is wrong and not natural, broken even.
We thank you in advance for your efforts to help kids and adults alike live happier, authentic lives filled with hope and happiness, security in who they are as people.
You don't have to be a master at the craft at writing. You don't even have to be a good writer. What matters is that you share your story. We'll take care the rest. It will be part of a series. All costs will be covered by us.
As a starting place for LGBTQIAP, the kids need to hear about your youth and struggle with all the questions in your head.
- When did the questions start? Think about when you were 3-6 years old.
- When did you feel like or notice you were different?
- How did it make you feel as you hit puberty? Think about when you were 11-17 years old.
- Write about the time when you finally accepted your identity, whatever that might be.
- Write about accepting your identity and how it changed your relationship with world.
For straight allies, it's important for other allies to know how you feel also.
- When you realized that some people are just different from others, what questions did you have?
- When you thought about the differences between straight affection and straight love, what were your thoughts?
- When you formed your first friendship with an LGBTQIAP person, what were some of the questions you had?
- When you formed your first friendship with an LGBTQIAP person, what were some of the uncomfortable moments?
- When you formed your first friendship with an LGBTQIAP person, how did you handle those uncomfortable moments?
We be most honored if you could share the answers to these questions with as many details as possible, even conversations that you had with various people as you went through it all.
This form may just be you reaching out. You can write in here that you're interested in participating and any questions you may have. We can reply and help you structure your story. You can send us drafts, and we'll provide feedback.