Bil Browning

Reader Submission: British Bisexual Youth on Coming Out & Building Community

Filed By Bil Browning | January 28, 2011 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, The Movement
Tags: british bisexual youth, queer youth, TED, TEDx, TEDxYouthDay, William Moreland

I got an e-mail the other day from William Moreland, a British bisexual youth, who recently gave a really engaging speech about coming out and the LGBT community as part of TEDxYouthDay. When you think about the future of our movement and our up-and-coming leaders, keep an eye on this one; like quite a few of our readers, he's sharp as a tack and willing to dive head first into the fight.

I'm an avid reader of the site and a couple of months ago I gave a talk at a TEDx event as part of TEDxYouthDay, an international event. My talk was about communities and identity particularly in the context of LGBT issues. I'm not massively eloquent or as brave as some of the people you post but I thought the readership might be interested.

I'm not entirely sure why I'm sending you this, it's not self-promotion I'm just a student and happy being one for now, but it felt right. I hope you enjoy it.

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Kathleen O'Neal | January 28, 2011 3:01 PM

I think it's really great that this young man is doing this.

Whes all our bisexual contributors leaving the kid positive comments of support? Usually any bi post gets a dozen comments right away!