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Styles of Pride: Express Yourself

Finding yourself is a multi-faceted journey, whether that means trying on a wig for the first time, seeing a queer-affirming movie, or picking out the pronoun pin that feels right. Adults who affirm that journey help LGBTQ+ young people feel free to be authentic without fear of rejection.  Watching young people use their style to explore themselves ultimately helps us realize that self-expression is just a way to show the world who we are on the inside.  Alongside our partners at Macy’s, who have supported The Trevor Project’s mission by raising over $6 million dollars to date, we invited five…

Meet Alexis

“The change I'm just hoping to see in the world is equality and equity… I think that we should all show for the trans community in allyship and honor each other because we're better in community, and anything against us is against all of us.” - Alexis (she/her), Deputy Director for The Queer Trans Project Alexis was fortunate to have a mom who would always have open and affirming conversations about her sexuality. This openness taught her what allyship looked like. So when Alexis met a girl she couldn’t stop thinking about, she felt safe knowing that her family was…

Meet Julia and Holly

“To me, Pride in Action means being a role model to other people around the community and around the country. To be able to show them that you can start small, you can start anywhere. That one action can make ripples that you didn't even know were possible until you try.” - Julia (she/they) Growing up in the South, Julia didn’t always see representation for people like her. After her best friend came out in middle school, Julia began exploring her sexuality and using she/they pronouns. Julia learned the importance of leadership, eventually becoming president of the Gay-Straight Alliance at…