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Letters to Our Queer Youth

A Challenge by QVV AND PViM

By Proud ViM ProductionsPublished about a month ago Updated 25 days ago 2 min read
Top Story - June 2024
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In reverence to Pride Month, we have joined forces with Queer Vocal Voices to host a writing challenge designed to uplift and empower 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

Why Get Involved?

Writing a letter of support to 2SLGBTQ+ youth is not just a writing exercise. But you know that. In this oftentimes cruel and relentless world of ours, many of our young people are struggling with their identity. Trying to reconcile their authentic selves with the self governments and the ignorant try to impose on them. Isolated and unable to give voice to their emotions, your words will offer hope that acceptance and love is not only possible but it already exists in the hearts of many. A symbol of unity that love is just as we just are.

Love is...

Love

Knows no color,

No sex,

Or gender,

Spanning the oceans

Vast and wide,

In the sand grains of desert

Plains.

In the rainbow

Born from the elements

Combining,

Embracing all.

Love is beyond words,

Or hurtful judgment,

Or human frailty.

Love just is

As we just are.

Who we are -

No boundaries

Or conditions

To chain us.

Love just is

As we just are.

Who we are.

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Your Challenge:

Pen a letter of support to 2SLGBTQ+ youth

-Word count should between 500-2,000 words

-Must be submitted to the PRIDE community

-Please link your entry in the comments to helps us find your submission

-The contest is open until July 14st at 11:59PM EST

-Open to EVERYONE, we encourage everyone to participate

Any degrading, discriminatory, or hateful submissions will immediately be rejected and are in direct violation of Vocal policies.

The 3 QVV admins and 3 V*iM admins will judge the entries and award prizes to the top 3.

The Prize Pool

1st Place - $15 + Feature in QVV & ViM

2nd Place - $7 + Feature in QVV & ViM

3rd Place - $5 + Feature in QVV & ViM

Post your entries in the comments on the QVV original article here:

You can join us here at Facebook ViM:

and Queer Vocal Voices here:

Note: Queer Vocal Voices is only accepting members of the LGBTQ+ community at the moment, we will open up to allies in time!

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Comments (20)

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨11 days ago

    Took way longer with this than intended… because it ended up being over 7000 words…. Which I tried to cut down… again and again… and couldn’t 😅😂 So instead I put it into parts… Here is part one ❤️ https://vocal.media/pride/dearest-lg-t-a-c-yz-g8-v-y-th-part-one

  • kp25 days ago

    felt inspired to write another. i hope that's ok! wasn't sure if there was a submission limit, if there is ignore this! https://vocal.media/pride/for-the-mascs-the-femmes-and-the-they-thems

  • Hannah Moore27 days ago

    Bit under the weather today so this came out a bit addled, my poor disorganised brain! Still - I had a go at saying what I wanted to say. https://vocal.media/pride/a-letter-to-our-queer-youth-jg2u0eww

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  • Alisha Wilkinsabout a month ago

    Love the challenge, and hope for the positivity to come... Here's my take on a letter to any 2SLGBTQ+ youth (and adult if it applies) https://vocal.media/pride/from-an-ally-to-a-friend

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Love this challenge though Congratulations on TS

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Congratulations on Top Story! 🥳 What a wonderful challenge for PRIDE month! As an ally, I'm proud to participate. I'll be back when I've penned my letter.

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    I love this effort. Its very important to show support to the youth who may think their differences make them lesser human, when the truth is, they are perfect just the way they are.

  • Prabu Sutaabout a month ago

    Nice

  • Jabir Shooabout a month ago

    Oh, sorry, different ideology. Love is love; love is for all, but sex is for two different genders of the same species.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Sorry for my ignorance but may I know what the 2S stands for? Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Rene Petersabout a month ago

    I love this! Congrats on top story!!!

  • shanmuga priyaabout a month ago

    Congratulations 🎉

  • ROCK about a month ago

    A beautiful and painfully poignant tribute to so many wonderful humans.

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    ❤️🩷🧡💛💚💙

  • TahimaAniabout a month ago

    lovely

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Awesome work very inspiring congratulations on top story

  • Gabriela Trofin-Tatárabout a month ago

    This sounds like a nice initiative! I'll make sure to write my entry.

  • Lily Séjorabout a month ago

    That sounds lovely! 💛

  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a month ago

    ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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