Today Instagram launched its first ever explore channel fully dedicated to spotlighting LGBT youths, titled #VisibleMe.
YouTube Personality Raymond Braun led this charge. He launched his #VisibleMe photo series the same day he was profiled for the Out100.
A few months ago, I launched what has now become the most meaningful project in my life: #VisibleMe. #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.
In these gorgeous portraits and videos accompained by delicate and hearttouching captions, teens opened up about everything from body image, transitioning, and dating, to coming out, bullying, and reconciling religion with their identity.
Over 25 videos are featured in the immersive channel, featuring viral star Brendan Jordan, Ella Giselle from I Am Cait, and out college football player, Conner Mertens.
You can check out all 25 videos by visiting the Explore page on Instagram.