The GenderCool Project, SAGE and Dell Technologies have launched a video featuring conversations between LGBTQ youth and LGBTQ elders talking about what makes them exactly who they are. The video features SAGE LGBTQ Elders and GenderCool Champions asking and answering the question, “What makes you, YOU?”
The video highlights why connections are important, especially during COVID-19 when people are having to remain apart. For the LGBTQ community, isolation can be particularly difficult. Recent data from the Movement Advancement Project, SAGE and the Center for American Progress has shown that LGBTQ elders and youth have experienced unusually high levels of isolation and loneliness due to the pandemic.
It’s more important than ever to share positive stories from different ends of the age spectrum of the LGBTQ community, find community, encourage understanding and create allies.