We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of queer youth in the United States.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
We Are the Youth chronicles the individual stories of queer youth in the United States through images and the written word. We're committed to telling the stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth as a way to combat stigma and highlight the diversity of the queer youth population, but we can't do it without your help!
We're reaching out to queer youth of all races, nationalities, religions and gender identities, under the age of 21. We've been contacted by youth from across the country interested in participating in the project, but because of lack of funding, we've only been able to profile those in the New York tri-state area.
We're aiming to raise at least $2,000 to be able to travel throughout the South, starting in Georgia, and photograph and interview queer youth. This would allow us to broaden our reach and expand the diversity of those profiled.
Check out what we've done so far at: www.wearetheyouth.org
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out our project! Tweet it, share it on Facebook, link it on your blog, send up a smoke signal, anything you can think of! And, if you feel like getting in touch, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; we promise we'll write you back!
Diana & Laurel
(thanks to alex goldberg for helping out with the video!)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,000 goal
seconds to go
Aug 17, 2010 - Sep 21, 2010
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A BIG, SINCERE THANK YOU on our website!
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The nicest postcard you've ever received, from a youth that we've profiled, because everyone loves mail!
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All of the above + a WE ARE THE YOUTH magnet.
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All of the above + an 8x10 print of your choice.
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All of the above + a super cool WE ARE THE YOUTH t-shirt.
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All of the above + a handwritten invitation, with 2 free tickets to our launch party.
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All of the above + a virtual high five + we'll profile you on our site, complete with a WE ARE THE YOUTH-style interview.
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All of the above + unbelievably good karma + you just donated a G! If you live in the tri-state area, let's have lunch!