When I was a senior in High School, I came out as Gay. I was extremely fortunate to have friends and family who were and have been loving and supportive.
Unfortunately, many people around the world do not have this luxury. In countries around the world, LGBTQ individuals are persecuted and face violence and imprisonment.
I am raising money for the Rainbow Railroad which is a non-profit organization that helps LGBTQ individuals escape violence in their home countries. In 2017 alone, the Rainbow Railroad provided direct support for 200 individuals. It is through donations that the organization is able to support, provide information, and help to arrange safe transportation for LGBTQ people to somewhere in the world where they can live their lives in safety.
If you would like to learn more about the Rainbow Railroad, you can do so here: www.rainbowrailroad.com