“I’ll Show You Mine” – West Valley Hosts Show & Tell and Queer Questions Night
By Avi Vieira
This week one n ten West Valley hosted a night of sharing thoughts, opinions, stories, and a whole lot of laughs. Some shared unique stories of conditions while showing items, others shared works they had done, before the night opened up for Queer Questions which allowed participants to share thoughts and feelings about LGBT issues that ranged from the silly (Hollywood crushes, and teacher crushes) to the thoughtful (what kind of dream wedding folks envisioned, and imagining life as a straight person) to the more serious (sharing stories of bullying and coming out).
The stories shared were personal, heartfelt, and touching; which allowed youth to not only learn more about each other’s experiences, but their interests, opinions, and what makes each and every one unique with something special to bring not only group each week, but to the community in general.