This is the first time that Instagram has ever featured an Explore video channel exclusively dedicated to the LGBT community.
YouTube Personality Raymond Braun, creator of the #VisibleMe campaign, launched the photo series the same day he was profiled for the Out100.
“A few months ago, I launched what has now become the most meaningful project in my life: #VisibleMe,” he said.
“People are more likely to support the LGBTQ community when they know someone who identifies as LGBTQ, so I hope this project provides a platform and voice to young people, helping them feel empowered and supported.
“Most importantly, I hope it shows LGBTQ youth that they are not alone and that they’re part of a community filled with creativity, diversity, resilience, strength, and passion.”
#VisibleMe is dedicated to making the (in)visible visible by shining a spotlight on diverse, compelling stories from LGBTQ youth all around the world.
Over 25 videos are featured in the immersive channel, featuring viral star Brendan Jordan, Ella Giselle from I Am Cait, and out college football player, Conner Mertens and video influencer ThomasIsTrash.
The new channel can be found at the top of the Instagram Explore page