Be Heard...

What does/did it feel like to be young, queer and YOU?

In honor of Queer Youth Empowerment Month October 2011, Coalition for Queer Youth launched TESTIMONY, an exhibition that tells the story of what it's like to be young and LGBTQ all around the world.

Queer-identified youth AND adults are invited to submit creative projects (photography, writing, poetry, song, etc.) that represent what it's like to be young and queer from your unique perspective. It is a space to tell our stories in our own voices, to connect with others, to document our history, to spark dialogue and create change. Be a part of it!

This exhibition is:

An opportunity to be Heard
a conversation
a chance to create
a documentation of past and present
a place to connect
a CELEBRATION!
a vehicle for healing
a platform for education
a love letter to those we've lost
a way to build support
An act of Unity

*For more information, questions, interest in collaboration or offerings of support email us at myqueertestimony@gmail.com ☺

Coalition for Queer Youth is a partnership between young people, service providers, activists and allies dedicated to using creative forms of education, advocacy and empowerment to increase community support for LGBTQ youth.
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TESTIMONY: A Living Exhibition of Queer Youth was presented at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in NYC during July 2012 and won the All Out Arts award for Outstanding Event of the Year!

Curated by CQY founder, Alexis Heller

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Testimony by MORGAN WILLIS, Brooklyn, NY(www.bklynboihood.com)
on defining ‘Queer’:
"I would define, this is interesting because as an individual, I identify as gay, right, but my community, I would certainly identify as being part of a queer community. And I think that how I would identify it is…QUEERNESS is removing sexuality as the point of definition. And sort of embracing the spectrum of gender, the spectrum of how we communicate with the world and our bodies. Who we love. How we love. And kind of an umbrella that embraces all of the positions that emerge from inside that space. Agree. Disagree. Don’t use the word. Do use the word. Queerness, I think, in it’s best form is a great hub for all of that.” 

Quoted from HuffPost Live's conversation with 'Queer Millenials', 1/14/13

Testimony by MORGAN WILLIS, Brooklyn, NY(www.bklynboihood.com)

on defining ‘Queer’:

"I would define, this is interesting because as an individual, I identify as gay, right, but my community, I would certainly identify as being part of a queer community. And I think that how I would identify it is…QUEERNESS is removing sexuality as the point of definition. And sort of embracing the spectrum of gender, the spectrum of how we communicate with the world and our bodies. Who we love. How we love. And kind of an umbrella that embraces all of the positions that emerge from inside that space. Agree. Disagree. Don’t use the word. Do use the word. Queerness, I think, in it’s best form is a great hub for all of that.” 


Quoted from HuffPost Live's conversation with 'Queer Millenials', 1/14/13


Posted on Tuesday, January 15th 2013

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