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For our final #PAPERPride cover we had @charli_xcx get real with Brazilian Icon @pabllovittar! The two pop stars talk #LGBTQ culture, dream diva collabs, and @diplo's lips.
Hair Stylist: @pedromoreiramake
Styling Assistants: Carol Passos & Fernanda Galindo
Our Summer Got Guys? Shabbat is THIS FRIDAY NIGHT! Join us in Echo Park from 7:30 - 10:30pm at the home of JQ Executive Director Asher Gellis for a fabulous evening of drinks, dining, and celebrating Shabbat in style. This event and all JQ events welcome all individuals regardless of religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, or expression. ALL are welcome! Reserve your seat at the table today at the ticket link in our bio. This event will sell out so get your tickets today for the advance price of $25 before they go up to $35 on the day of!
been really embracing in my identity lately. it’s an incredible feeling, but I also understand that it is a privilege.
if you are struggling to define and/or embrace your identity - do not force it. your identity will find you. be patient. there’s no rush, just enjoy the journey.
Up until maybe a couple months ago I thought I fully knew my own identity. But wow, there is always something knew to learn & discover about yourself. Take pride in it! Fuckin’ own it!! Nobody does you better than yourself. Much love xx
tag a friend who may need to hear this | #lgbtq#identity
Today is my first day back to work after a wonderful 2 weeks at @bravetrails
Today I was also tagged in a comment thread where one of the comments made was: "This is just a concept from the thought process from a physical aspect you're either born a man or woman either have woman reproductive organs or you have male reproductive organs that cannot change it's just physically impossible." In addition to some other gems where he compared gay people to rapists and pedophiles.
When I hear or read comments like this I often jump into attack mode not to protect my own identity, I no longer fee the need to defend or prove that to anyone. I jump because I think about younger generations that may still be impacted by words like these, who may be sacred back into the closet, or be forced to self-hate. I get frustrated.
Today I was frustrated, but not disheartened. After the last two weeks I know our youth is in good hands - their own. They are driven, smart - so smart - passionate, wise, and caring. Their world view encompasses their own identity and experience, but is not limited by it. They seek, and successfully find, strength through their oppression, resilience through hatred, and persistence through adversity.
Today I used my voice to respond to the person that wrote the comment on behalf of the dozens of amazing youth I just left, but I know soon enough their own voices will become louder than mine, and I am so excited to watch it happen.
Thank you, Brave Trails, for another amazing experience. Thank you to the other staff who exemplify the leadership we hope our youth emulate. Thank you to all the youth who leave me inspired every single year to come back, live proudly in the totality of my queerness, and raise my voice higher and higher to advocate for myself and my community. You all make me better.
I decided to dress up my @queereye Fab Five @omazeworld t-shirt with a @gaypridebowties Bow Tie! I hope @tanfrance approves!
You can still pick up one for yourself to support our #trans brothers & sisters at omaze.com! Proceeds go to The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and their mission to support transgender youth and their families. #QueerEye#SocialGood
Just an overview of the past week:
A trip to the butterfly garden (that only had one butterfly) with our camp "daughter," an evening drive through the beautiful mountains, drinking on a secluded beach, finding ancient stone tools, being grumpy from working in the 101° heat, rescuing Melvin the praying mantis from our unit (which, by the way, has the most artifacts and strangest sediment arrangements), playing card games, and, well, just living in a canyon in BFE.
S U N D A Y
Happy Sunday everyone.
I had a great time shooting this weekend this was so much fun, without say that I LOVE being in a arcade.
Do you let you inner child play ? .
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