Instagram launches #VisibleMe for LGBT youth

Instagram launches #VisibleMe for LGBT youth

Instagram launched its first channel dedicated to the lives of LGBTI young people on Friday. The hashtag highlights the concerns of young LGBTI people today. #VisibleMe lets young people tell their story as direct and candid as they can.

Raymond Braun organized the campaign, which he said intends to shine a ‘spotlight on diverse, compelling stories from LGBTQ youth’.

‘A few months ago, I launched what has now become the most meaningful project in my life: #VisibleMe,’ he wrote on an instagram post. “#VisibleMe is dedicated to making the (in)visible visible by shining a spotlight on diverse, compelling stories from LGBTQ youth all around the world. People are more likely to support the LGBTQ community when they know someone who identifies as LGBTQ, so I hope this project provides a platform and voice to young people, helping them feel empowered and supported. And most importantly, I hope it shows LGBTQ youth that they are not alone and that they’re part of a community filled with creativity, diversity, resilience, strength, and passion.

“I’m so excited to share that we’re now launching #VisibleMe video to offer another avenue for people to express themselves.

“I encourage you to explore the hashtag #VisibleMe and check out Facebook.com/VisibleMe. Thank you to everyone who supports this project. Much love. ❤”ig

Queer celebrities like Brendan Jordan have added their voice to the project already, and so have a host of other youths.ig2ig3ig5ig6ig4

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12 Comments

  1. Mandy
    March 13, 07:07 Reply

    Lol. Right on the heels of yesterday’s furor, this happened.
    Well guys there you have it. Work on contributing to the visibility of the Nigerian LGBT. Like one of those youths up there said: ‘Never be silent. Refuse to be invisible.

  2. Mr. Fingers
    March 13, 07:59 Reply

    Am always late in things like these, but can someone educate Me the new tags in LGBTQ and LGBTI? What does Q and I stand for?

      • Colossus
        March 13, 11:23 Reply

        Doesn’t Queer already stand for all of the above? Instead of saying LGBTQ youths, you could just say Q youths.

      • Mr. Big
        March 16, 13:01 Reply

        Lol…. Sweetie no, Q stands for Questioning

        • Pink Panther
          March 16, 13:05 Reply

          Right. I just Googled it and saw. Thanks for the correction.

      • Theo
        March 13, 10:36 Reply

        I stands for Intersex.

  3. KingBey
    March 13, 10:40 Reply

    More like ‘Out Me’ hash tag. With these jungle killings of gay guys in Nigeria, I will pass on this one.

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