Un progetto da promuovere, quello nato su Instagram.
E’ infatti nato #VisibleMe, hastag social interamente dedicato alla vita dei gay più giovani.
Un modo per dare ai ragazzi omosessuali l’opportunità di raccontare la loro storia nel modo più schietto e diretto possibile.
Ad ideare la campagna Raymond Braun, che ha così provato a puntare i riflettori su quei giovani gay troppo spesso dimenticati, timorosi e senza supporto per parlare della propria omosessualità.
Brendan Jordan, celebrità queer, ha subito sposato l’idea, che in 48 ore appena ha raccolto centinaia e centinaia di foto e video testimonianza.
I'm so so honored to be apart of @raymondbraun's #VisibleMe project. In mainstream media, the LGBT+ community is often … one-note. A butch lesbian with a flannel, a slender and muscular white gay man. Bisexual people can be protrayed as greedy, trans women as men in dresses (trans men are virtually unrepresented). The other facets of our community are practically ignored, erased, or altogether denied. I love what #VisibleMe stands for and I felt compelled to contribute –to be Visible. I am so proud of who I've become and my brothers and sisters and siblings in the community who have come this far with me. We are all different, all unique, and one day we will all be visible.
I'm proud to be a part of @raymondbraun's #VisibleMe project highlighting voices from LGBTQ youth for many reasons. Our stories are the most powerful weapon we have to combat homophobia, transphobia, and just garden-variety ignorance. Accurate, bold, and multiple representations of what it looks like to live and love as an LGBTQ person has the power to save lives. If one person can see themselves in another's story and think, "Wow, maybe everything will be alright," then hate has lost and visibly has won. Love yourself and allow others to love you. That's why I'm participating in the #VisibleMe project
@dmg.54: "I wanted to participate with @raymondbraun in his #VisibleMe project because…it was just about time I know that I generally keep a lot of my more personal struggles under wraps, but this is a special instance. As a theatre kid, I'm privileged to have a voice – but it's not always my own. However, in this case, it is my voice (albeit brief) through and through. And yeah, "it's okay – you can do both!" Much love xoxo" _________________ #VisibleMe is curated by @raymondbraun. The project is dedicated to making the (in)visible visible by shining a spotlight on diverse, compelling stories from LGBTQ youth all around the world. To share your story, e-mail Raymond at [email protected]