#VisibleMe, un hashtag su Instagram per aiutare i giovani LGBT

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Pochi giorni fa, nella nuova pagina Esplora introdotta da Instagram, è stato dato spazio al progetto #VisibleMe, ideato dal giovane Raymond Braun con l’intenzione di creare un luogo sicuro, creativo e di supporto per tutti quei giovanissimi membri della comunità LGBT che si sentono soli o isolati, non hanno qualcuno con cui condividere le proprie esperienze o soltanto con cui essere sé stessi.

La vetrina di Instagram ha dato una sferzata all’hashtag, cresciuto in modo esponenziale nel giro di poche ore grazie alle centinaia di video di coming out e non solo, brevi spezzoni di vita di giovanissimi che hanno trovato il coraggio di aprirsi e affrontare temi delicati come la solitudine, la mancanza di serenità e la voglia di trovare qualcuno con cui condividere anche solo qualche parola.

Tra i tanti troviamo quello di Leah Juliet, “Gli anni che ho passato a nascondere chi ero davvero sono stati molto bui e claustrofobici. Ora che sono apertamente gay mi sento libera”:


O quello di Drew, “Da figlio di un pastore, ho lottato molto con la mia sessualità e la religione. Ed è davvero difficile mantenere un equilibro tra le due, ma è ok, si può fare”:


Ecco qualche altro toccante esempio in arrivo da Instagram:


I'm incredibly honored to be part of @raymondbraun's #VisibleMe project highlighting voices from LGBTQ youth.💗 My dream has always been to inspire other LGBTQA+ people around the world. No one should ever feel like they have to hide who they are regardless of race, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, appearance, or disability. Let your light shine so bright that you help others see. Be Visible. "Growing up gay in the south wasn't exactly easy but if I learned anything it's that you're going to be judged no matter who you are, so you might as well choose to be yourself unapologetically. Because at the end of the day you're the one who has to look in the mirror and love who you see. I am more than my sexual orientation." I am proud of who I am and you all should be too. There is an entire world out there waiting for you to join it. Love yourself💗

Un video pubblicato da Evan Martin (@evanmartinc) in data:


i am so honoured to be apart of @raymondbraun 's #visibleme campaign to shed light on all LBGTQIA+ lives 💕 staying true to yourself and your own happiness over others peoples opinions is so important and I'm so proud of myself for discovering that at such a young age. ❤️ The most common struggle I face being trans/gay is people trying to invalidate my life. However I've pushed passed negativity and learned to love myself 100% without any stigma. I know who I am whether or not it suits other people. It's time we learned to live our own lives and not other people's. 😊 I want you all to be as involved as possible in being proud of being LGBTQIA+. Comment below your self love story being LGBTQIA , I would love to respond to your amazing lives! 💕if you aren't LGBTQIA+ and are an ally tag someone who is , and tell them why they inspire you 😄 It's time LGBTQIA+ lives become as important as everyone else's ~ T xxx

Un video pubblicato da Thomas Moore (@thomasistrash) in data:


I created this #VisibleMe video because I want to inspireLGBTQ youth around the world @raymondbraun

Un video pubblicato da Marisol May (@lilmaym) in data:




@homocasm: "I wanted to participate in the #VisibleMe project because it highlights the struggles we as a LGBTQ+ community have or go through every single day, but it also emphasizes on our dreams and goals for the future within our community, the changes we want to make, and the goals we want to achieve. I believe in everything the #VisibleMe campaign stands for, and helping the next generation not feel like they're alone in making any decisions like I was when I was younger, holding all that anger and sorrow of trying to find yourself was not healthy for me, and I don't want anybody to go through that like I did. You're never alone, there's millions of us out there and as a community we want to help YOU! Thank you @raymondbraun for this amazing opportunity." ____________ #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 raymond.visibleme@gmail.com.

Un video pubblicato da #VisibleMe (by @raymondbraun) (@visibleme) in data:


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