What I LOVE about being QUEER

“What I love about being queer is the the confidence not to identify yourself by others perceptions… It’s ok to be whoever you feel you are…. Whether that changes day to day or not.”
-Churchy (Cambridge, UK)

What I love about being queer is the the confidence not to identify yourself by others perceptions… It’s ok to be whoever you feel you are…. Whether that changes day to day or not.”

-Churchy (Cambridge, UK)

What I love about being queer is the journey it has led me on to love myself and all the amazing qpocs+a (queer people of colour and/or allies) who are embedded in that journey.  
In this life, the negative words that have been put on me are like a broken record on repeat. They sound like this: worthless, stupid, sissy, faggot, skinny, ugly, banana, too dark, chink, good at nothing but math, nonsexual, pervert, fragile and weak.
But for every dehumanizing act done and word said to me, every horrible image I saw growing up, or lack of image, and all that I internalized, there was a qpoc+a who said something like: you are beautiful, your body is amazing, you are so strong, powerful, intelligent, lovable. A qpoc+a who loved me, helped me, and guided me to question what thoughts were put on to me versus what thoughts were mine and what I truly believe.
-Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, Toronto, ON
Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

What I love about being queer is the journey it has led me on to love myself and all the amazing qpocs+a (queer people of colour and/or allies) who are embedded in that journey.  

In this life, the negative words that have been put on me are like a broken record on repeat. They sound like this: worthless, stupid, sissy, faggot, skinny, ugly, banana, too dark, chink, good at nothing but math, nonsexual, pervert, fragile and weak.

But for every dehumanizing act done and word said to me, every horrible image I saw growing up, or lack of image, and all that I internalized, there was a qpoc+a who said something like: you are beautiful, your body is amazing, you are so strong, powerful, intelligent, lovable. A qpoc+a who loved me, helped me, and guided me to question what thoughts were put on to me versus what thoughts were mine and what I truly believe.

-Sze-Yang Ade-Lam, Toronto, ON

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

What I LOVE about being QUEER & THE ADVOCATE

"A delightful new book…There are over 100 answers — which range from smart to witty to heartfelt, to outrageous and are printed in the subject’s original handwriting…” 

What I love about being queer is the passion, tenderness, love and joy that is felt when our skin touches.
- Shawnee (Wollongong, Australia)

What I love about being queer is the passion, tenderness, love and joy that is felt when our skin touches.

- Shawnee (Wollongong, Australia)

What I love about being queer is the people I’ve met, the experiances I’ve had, and what I have learned while discovering my identity.
 
-Miles (Nanaimo, BC.)
What I love about being queer is the people I’ve met, the experiances I’ve had, and what I have learned while discovering my identity.
 
-Miles (Nanaimo, BC.)