After coming out as nonbinary, Derick wanted to get more involved in their queer community in Shreveport, Louisiana. So they started a movement called Queerport to celebrate their LGBTQIA art, culture, and history locally.
Chris Conde struggled with his sexuality and past trauma, and he became an alcoholic. Once he got sober, he put his energy into being a queer rapper. Music helped him process his pain and find self-acceptance.
Amazin LeThi felt very out of place as a child, but sports helped save her life. She now works to increase LGBTQ and Asian representation in sports and media to help youth feel less alone.
Trans writer Samantha Allen took a road trip across several red states, and the result is her incredible book “Real Queer America” about LGBTQ culture in the most unexpected places.
Matthew felt scared and alone, until one day a friend showed him a YouTube video of a trans man that finally put his feelings into words. Now he works to promote trans visibility to help others.
After realizing the needs of Houston’s LGBTQ community weren’t being met by any existing publications, Kelsey and Megan decided to create their own magazine that focused on queer southerners.
Learn about our exciting giveaway for Coming Out Day, featuring over $200 in prizes from six LGBTQ-owned businesses we’ve had the pleasure of profiling.
As a young queer person, Dean worried that it would be hard to get a job where he could be out. But it turns out his queerness and passion for RuPaul’s Drag Race is what helped land him his first job.
Rolla Selbak’s family fled war in the Middle East and immigrated to America when she was a teenager. When she later came out as queer, she was kicked out of her home. Now a filmmaker, her latest film focuses on the intersectionality of being a queer Muslim immigrant.
A collection of my favorite photos I took at Washington, DC Pride in June 2018. Enjoy photos of the colorful floats, costumes, and signs from Capital Pride’s parade and festival.