Thomas Cole struggled with his gender identity and turned to Instagram for community and inspiration. After transitioning, he’s now a popular figure in the trans community who provides hope and inspiration to others.
Raymond Braun was bullied as a kid and ashamed of his sexuality. Over time, he came into his own, and he now uses media as a platform to help LGBTQ people feel more empowered and less alone.
When Lisa Cannistraci opened Henrietta Hudson in New York City in 1991, she had no idea that nearly 30 years later, it would be the longest standing lesbian bar in America and a platform for social change.
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.
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When Danielle came out as bi, she faced stereotypes and stigma, and when she and her wife were wedding planning, they felt left out. So they created a new brand to help the LGBTQ community feel more included and express pride.
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.
As an openly gay person of color — and one who has a fierce strut in high heels — Harper breaks numerous ballet stereotypes. Here’s how he found his power in authenticity and is using his visibility for good.
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.
Michael grew up thinking he was the only gay person in the world. Later, as he came out and learned about the gay community, he wanted to share this knowledge. Now he runs tours in New York City to teach LGBTQ history.