The People In Our Corner: Share Your Stories Of Love And Support

07/09/2012 05:18 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

We've all had moments when we feel rejected by those we need love from the most. When this happens, we're left feeling alone and vulnerable, until we look up and find ourselves surrounded by love from the most unexpected places.

We, here at HuffPost Gay Voices, want to celebrate those unexpected (and often overlooked) sources of love and support, with our new series: "In Our Corner"

We want to hear from you and celebrate the people in your life, who have your back. Who supported you and loved you when you needed it the most? Who had your back when you thought you were going to have to face something alone? Who was in your corner? Was it a teacher? A friend? A friend's parents? A club at school? One of your parents when the rest of your family wouldn't accept and support you?

Here's a chance for you to thank them publicly and for those who had your back to be featured on our site!

Please send us a photo of that person (it can include both of you or just them), along with a short blurb (three paragraphs or less) on how they had your back. As we collect these stories, we may reachout and ask for more details. Tell us who had your back, how they showed it, and what a difference it made in your life.

You can send your submissions to, and we'll keep featuring these for as long as they keep coming.

DISCLAIMER: By sending us your photo and anecdote, you are giving us permission to consider publishing them on our page, as well as distributed via our Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram accounts.