I didn’t share my last post from my other blog here, cause I thought it was pretty light on the LGBTQ+ content, but this one is all about LGBTQ+ communtity online and via social media! Also shout-out to The Lesbrary which is prominently featured here and was my introduction to the queer women’s bookish internet!
For a lot of LGBTQ+ people when they’re first coming out and beyond, especially ones living in rural areas, the internet—social media being an important part of that—is the go-to place for information. For one thing, it can feel a lot more private and therefore safer than say, checking out a big gay book from your school or public library. Another thing that so many LGBTQ+ folks find on the internet is community; often, in fact, reliable information about being LGBTQ+ comes from LGBTQ+ communities. Although in urban areas there are now some pretty awesome in-person resources like GSAs (other more inclusively named LGBTQ+ clubs) for teens, finding like-minded people on the internet to know that you’re not alone can be empowering and fun and potentially life-saving, particularly at a young age.
One of the amazing things about finding LGBTQ+ community on the internet and social media in…
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