Hello there, my name is Leslie. I'm here and queer.

I am from a small town in Florida with a population of 13,000. Growing up in the South, and the Christian tradition, meant rejecting the LBGTQ community. For me, this also meant rejecting this part myself. For 25 years I tried hard to be someone other than who I was.

My perspective began to change in college. I majored in Philosophy & Religion, at Flagler College, and I encountered LBGTQ people. While I never admitted that I belonged in this community myself,  I began to see hope that I too might find love and self acceptance. Self discovery for me meant leaving my hometown and state. So I moved to Atlanta

Moving to Atl is the best decision I have ever made. I finally found the space and friends to process who I am and how I love. For me, coming out has been a journey of genuine celebration. My friends threw me a bomb coming out Pink Lady Party. That night, I popped champagne, danced, and dared to to dream up Love Les. Coming out is a privilege and it should be a joyous celebration. Period. Love Les, is my way of helping share the lovely stories and voices that I have encountered within my LBGTQ community.

Love simply is and I will celebrate it in all of it’s ridiculously beautiful forms.