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We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of queer youth in the United States. Read more

New York, NY Journalism
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This project was successfully funded on September 21, 2010.

We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of queer youth in the United States.

New York, NY Journalism
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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.

THE GOAL:
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 hello@wearetheyouth.org; we promise we'll write you back!

Diana & Laurel

(thanks to alex goldberg for helping out with the video!)

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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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