Love Les launched February 5th, 2017 as a passion project. I wanted to connect readers across the States to a coming out resource. (I never dreamed that Love Les would have a global audience, much less reach 113 countries.) Love Les, is a collection of queer stories showcasing ordinary queer people simply living their lives. I truly believe that stories can change lives.
The deets about Love Les:
- weekly features
- surprisingly personal stories
-even more surprisingly, sometimes religious
- to offer a safe space
- to celebrate life inside & outside the closet
- to normalize queer voices
I dreamed up Love Les shortly after coming out myself. Growing up in a smaller conservative town, I didn’t have examples of LBGTQ people- I never heard their stories, experienced their love, or witnessed their happiness. I wanted Love Les to be the coming out resource I wish I had: a place for coming out stories, a home for sappy love confessions, and a treasure trove of examples of what life might look like outside of the closet.
I hope Love Les is a safe place for people who aren’t ready to come out yet; a source of profound hope for individuals experiencing pain or persecution for simply being themselves, and a catalyst for celebration within all communities. Love simply is, and our team will celebrate it every time.