This past spring the NWN launched a poster campaign on public transit throughout Seattle to raise awareness about the Ban on Conversion Therapy for Minors in Seattle. The images and messages inside buses and the light rail were informed by the vision of youth leaders at the NWN.
The NWN is excited to grow the message of our poster campaign and introduce our Courage > Conversion social media campaign. The campaign slogan, Courage > Conversion, and hashtags, #yeshomo #stillherestillqueer, are directly informed by conversations held with LGBTQ youth and we hope create visions of a bright future for queer youth this pride season and beyond!
In 2016, the City of Seattle passed a ban on Conversion Therapy for minors to not only stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community but to promote the health and wellbeing of local youth. The Courage > Conversion campaign seeks to build on the City’s commitment and create a positive vision of LGBTQ-youth identity.
Acceptance can help LGBTQ youth visualize themselves as happy, fulfilled adults. The NWN envisions a world where stories of acceptance are the norm for LGBTQ youth. This pride weekend we want to use social media to celebrate experiences, people, places, organizations and self-reflections that have affirmed LGBTQ identity.
Click here to Download our official image and the Courage > Conversion Tool Kit for everything you need to help LGBTQ folks and their loved ones cultivate and share stories on how acceptance has helped them stand in pride.
Share your own Courage > Conversion story by June 30th this pride month using the photo and hashtags and be entered into a raffle to win a We <3 Gay Love goodie bag and a $50-dollar gift card. (2 winners will be selected randomly)
We hope you can join us in the creation of this positive vision for LGBTQ young people in Seattle and everywhere.
Follow us on Facebook for all the latest Courage > Conversion stories!