Many say that the youth are shaping the future. However, a closer look at the youth-driven movements for change and social activism prove that they are changing the world today.
“Coming out isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s usually not – I grew up in a religious household.”
“I always thought it would be easy to come out to my mom because of how accepting she was to other family and friends coming out as LGBT. I think parents go by the motto, ‘As long as it is not my child.’”
“I can say now at age 23 that as cliché as it sounds, it really does get better. Life is too short to live as anyone but yourself.”
“But the beauty of truth is that, once released, it can never be sealed into one’s insides left to rot once more, or breed an outburst of anger. And once expelled and purged away, I discovered that there is room for so much more.”
“Maybe, if I can come out to people as though it’s nothing more than a fact of life, I can convince myself to be comfortable in my life… If enough queer people can be comfortable in their truth, maybe we can create a culture where I don’t have to worry about who I come out to.”
With each word, you sent sharp knives through my chest. “You’re too pretty to be a lesbian” you told me, and then cracked a smile. However, there was something you didn’t notice. I am pretty because I am a lesbian.
Homelessness among LGBTQ youth is quickly reaching epidemic proportions within America — and it is even more intensified for LGBTQ youth of color, like myself.
“Dirty Computer” is truly an album for this generation of outcasts and open minds, as it is refreshing to see a black woman in music going against the grain and doing what she’s been capable of doing all along.
On May 4, members of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) rallied on Spelman College’s campus to protest injustice the LGBTQ+ community at Spelman has faced in recent weeks.