we are the youth project

Any movement for black liberation will be incomplete unless it centers the experiences of the most marginalized:

Black Youth Project 100′s Charlene Carruthers breaks down why all black people won’t be free until all black people are included.

Charlene A. Carruthers is a Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer with over 10 years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work. She currently serves as the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100): an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.

We need more people like Charlene and we need more organizations like the Black Youth Project 100!!!

Help We Are the Youth share the amazing stories of LGBT youth in the US!

We’re at the ½ way mark, let’s get rolling! Donate to our Kickstarter until Sept. 12 and help expand the project to the Midwest and Beyond! Every dollar really does make a difference.

We Are the Youth is a photographic journalism project chronicling the individual stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in the United States.

This is what we did with our last Kickstarter Campaign $$$. Help us get to the Midwest and make the magic happen again!

Anna, 19, Tuscaloosa, AL.

I realized I was gay when I was in 4th grade. I had seen a music video for the band t.A.T.u. I looked them up on the Internet and it was the first time I had seen the word lesbian. Then I went to a girl scout sleepover at the Birmingham Museum of Art, and I had t.A.T.u. written on my hand because I thought writing on my knuckles was really cool. This girl said she really liked them. Then I started staring at her all night. I realized, “I don’t just want to be friends with her. I think I have a crush on her. I think I’m gay.” People say that t.A.T.u. are fake lesbians, but, hey, they helped a lot of people!

Check out the latest We Are the Youth profile, Ana, on Huffington Post Gay Voices!

To support the creation of more profiles like Ana’s, donate to our Kickstarter campaign until Sept. 12. Every dollar really does make a difference and we appreciate all the support.

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The Step-by-Step making of We Are the Youth’s Kickstarter video.

Help We Are the Youth share the amazing stories of LGBT youth in the US,

Donate to our Kickstarter until Sept. 12 and help expand the project to the Midwest and Beyond! Every dollar really does make a difference and we appreciate all the support.