The Q Project | Gillian | Brooklyn, NY

Name:: Gillian
Age: 23
Hometown: Ventura, California
Occupation: Analyst in Marketing Communications
LGBTQIA): Queer, Non Binary, Dyke

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1. When was the first time you had to defend your queerness?

“As a queer non binary person I first had to defend defend my queerness when dating other trans people. Our various gender identities and presentations have led other folks within the community to challenge my queerness in ways that are biphobic, transphobic, and uncomfortable.”

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2. What advice do you want to give younger kids coming out?

“Be yourself fearlessly! Own your multiplicities! Feel all the layers of yourself!!”

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3. Why do you think it’s important to show the world who we are as a community?

“It’s important to have visibility on our own terms. Finding power and joy in being every part of ourselves.”

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4. What are your hopes for the queer kids of the future?

“I hope they can be fearless and powerful! Create space for contradicting identities.”

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