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"I wish more people knew that just because I like to look more masculine one day, and more feminine the next, that doesn’t mean I’m 'confused' with my gender expression - it means I’m confident in looking how I want."
"I wish more people knew that just because I like to look more masculine one day, and more feminine the next, that doesn’t mean I’m 'confused' with my gender expression - it means I’m confident in looking how I want."

"I wish more people knew that just because I like to look more masculine one day, and more feminine the next, that doesn’t mean I’m 'confused' with my gender expression - it means I’m confident in looking how I want."

This Pride Month, we asked the LGBTQ2S+ community within our network to share their experiences as part of both the queer and mental health landscapes. We also sent out disposable cameras and asked our participants to show us a day in the life. You can find Kaitlyn’s photos over on our Instagram! Happy Pride!

"I wish more people knew that just because I like to look more masculine one day, and more feminine the next, that doesn’t mean I’m 'confused' with my gender expression - it means I’m confident in looking how I want."

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Pride 2019: an interview with Kaitlyn from Stoney Creek, Ontario.

What makes you the most proud to be a part of the queer community?

Being a part of such a huge, confident, and unapologetic community who takes pride in loving who they love!

What will make you the most proud?

I will be most proud when there are LGBTQ2S+ youth resources readily available. So many youth grow up without a solid support system or specialized programs for their unique needs.

What’s something about you that you wish more people knew or paid more attention to?

I wish more people knew that just because I like to look more masculine one day, and more feminine the next, that doesn’t mean I’m “confused” with my gender expression - it means I’m confident in looking how I want.

Where is your happy place? Why?

My happy place is my bedroom, I have a tapestry, tons of posters and paintings, and my super comfy bean bag... and I can see the stars out my bedroom window!

Who has made you feel the most supported?

My cousin and his partner have made me feel most supported. They have dealt with so much throughout their lives, including expressing their right to love who they want. As I got older and began to worry about coming out of the closet, they were there to push me to unapologetically be me.

Who is your Queero?

My queero is my cousin Kurt. He just recently went through top surgery and his strength is so inspiring - he radiates confidence.