Stigma and discrimination have been implicated in negative health outcomes in many groups including people with disabilities, communities of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh is a photo-story project that strives to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-related stigma in Pittsburgh. Through stories told by people in Pittsburgh about their love and support of an LGBT person, Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh seeks to put words, faces and names to the process that each of us goes through in learning to love, accept and appreciate difference. We ask our participants to have their picture taken and to share a story. Everyone’s journey is different, and those differences are what make this project so special. Stories are told by friends, family members, mentors, co-workers. They are told by people just like you.
Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh is very interested in hearing from more people. If you would like more information about our project, or would like to tell your story, go to www.journey2acceptpgh.org or www.facebook.com/AcceptanceJourneysPGH.