About Project Contrast

Project Contrast is both a storytelling project and a nonprofit organization created to help highlight the voices of LGBTQ+ youth across the United States. So far, the organization has interviewed over a hundred young people, each with their own vibrant and complex story.

  • Type: Written Essays
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Length: 100+ stories currently available
  • Available On: projectcontrast.org

Project Contrast has created a space for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to engage with one another’s stories and to create a collective hope for their futures.

All of the Project Contrast stories are available online, but if you prefer a printed version, a coffee book collection is also available for purchase at projectcontrast.org/book.

About the EduGuide

Our guide will walk you through a small portion of the Project Contrast online collection and ask you to think critically about the stories you read. Each story has been organized into a group that reflects an identity expressed by the storytellers themselves with questions and activities to follow.

The guide is intended for young adults (YA) ages 14+ or those already in late middle or high school. You can follow this guide on your own, with your fellow GSA members, during family night, in a book club, or even in a classroom. The options are limitless.