Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Born This Way

In roughly two years, I've gone from not really caring much for blogs to writing one and reading them often. I don't read as many as I'm sure some of you do, but I have various poetry ones I follow, a few cooking ones, a few of my friends, and a few porn ones, of course.

A few days ago, however, I discovered a new blog that I'm in love with and want to share with my readers. It is called "Born This Way." It is a project that gathers photos and short essays from GLBT people about their childhood. They want photos of people from the ages of 2-12 that demonstrate "the beginnings of their innate LGBT selves." They ask that each photo come with a short essay about when you first knew you were gay or different and something about the picture you submitted.

The results are fantastic and well worth a look. This project is a great coming together of various people from different walks of life and different ages. The photos are often funny and the essays are touching and interesting examinations of that "different" feeling GLBT kids feel growing up.

After seeing the blog, I submitted my own photo and essay. You can check it out here and then I highly recommend clicking around and reading others.

-Stephen (Born Gay)

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