Mar 17 Mar 17 The "P" in LGBT Stories For Love Photojournalist Our photojournalist loved being able to meet with someone in a place of comfort to capture their voice, build interview skills, and tell their story. I identify as poly and bisexual. What I have found to be most important in being able to own these identities, is that it has opened up a wealth of information and an entire community who feel the same way that I do. The community has years of knowledge to share with newbies like myself. I was always afraid that if people saw who I truly was, I would be rejected and ostracized and stoned. For me, realizing that I have a place within the LGBTQIA community has been unbelievably empowering. The most important thing, the commonality that we all share, is that we want and need to have the freedom to choose and to express ourselves as we are. I think that being together as a community, it is a lot better and a lot easier. The more honest we are, the more willing to come out, and to be true to ourselves, no matter how terrifying it is, it is still better than staying in the shadows, because silence is destructive.