On Tuesday, May 16th Transform Houston partnered with the Change Project for 'Faces of LGBTQ Texas'.
This event was part of a larger project called 'Faces of LGBTQ America' part of a 50-state project to create portraits of and document the stories of LGBTQ people across the country.
We know that our stories have the ability to change peoples' hearts and minds, but they also offer a lifeline to LGBTQ people who might not live in communities that are particularly urban or have an active LGBTQ network to tap into.
Like one of our community council members, Jessica Zyrie, said, "These stories help give people a face and help people be inspired. You only have one life to live so you deserve to live its entirety in your truth."