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We’re celebrating the people who cleared paths for human rights for the current generation who will in turn continue to clear paths for the next generation. We’re celebrating those who came out as children, those who came out as adults, and those who will never feel safe coming out because of their families, religion, government, or any reason at all. We’re celebrating those who have been a beacon of light and hope for others, and those who have needed to seek out those lights. Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, asexual, pansexual, gender non-conforming or anywhere else on the limitless sexuality and gender spectrums, you deserve to be celebrated. No matter how you identify, no matter how out and open (or not) you are, you are valid. You are appreciated. You are loved. You are part of this #TumblrPride community right here on Tumblr.

One of the more endearing, necessary functions of a healthy community is the support it offers—and gosh, the queer community on Tumblr is certainly supportive and deserves to be highlighted. That’s why we gathered a handful of prominent LGBTQ+ artists and asked them what kind of advice they’ve received, and what they’d like to pass on to others.

What is the most meaningful advice you’ve ever received?

What advice would you give a young person navigating their queer identity today?

Thank you to Nicole Ruggiero (@nnnicoleruggiero​), Ludi Leiva (@ludileiva​), Freddy Rodriguez (@blueperk​), Rubby Paulino (@rubbyvalentin​), Patrick Church, Jerome Lamaar, Adam J. Kurtz (@jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk​), Antwaun Sargent, and JiaJia Fei (@jfei​) for all of their lovely, inspiring words. We love you, Tumblr. 🏳️‍🌈