Homelessness among LGBTQ youth is quickly reaching epidemic proportions within America — and it is even more intensified for LGBTQ youth of color, like myself.
Coupled with the fact that Valkyrie is a black female, she serves as a direct reflection of my own reality.
After embracing my authentic self during the span of an academic year, I packed my bags to head home — and, with my clothes, conditionally put away a part of myself.
Atlanta has numerous opportunities for queer teens to feel valued, whether that means hanging, getting accessible health care or finding housing.
Though Atlanta’s pride month is in October, along with National Coming Out Day, which falls on Oct. 11, think of this playlist as the soundtrack to your incredibly gay month in June.
I asked young people holding pro-LGBTQ signs or chanting the LGBTQ slogans “What do you think Donald Trump will do for LGBTQ rights in America?” Here’s what they had to say.
“I definitely feel unsafe out in the world sometimes,” said 18-year-old Alpharetta resident Heath Goldmon. “[The shooting] has made me remember that safety isn’t guaranteed. Not anywhere.”
I felt fear swallow me whole. For the first time in my life, I was confronted with the fact that I am a target.