QUEER VOICES
09/13/2014 09:23 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Queer Families Share Photos Of Themselves For #MyQueerFamily

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are always accurate or fully representative of who we really are and how we live our lives. And sometimes we're still disappointingly absent.

For queer people, the term "family" can mean many things -- from two gay dads and their kids to a bisexual woman, her boyfriend and their dog to a troupe of drag queens and everything in between (and outside of those examples). But all too often that word is withheld from us or used against us by those who claim we don't have a right to it because we don't look or act like what a "traditional" family looks or acts like.

But we're having none of that. And thanks to the Twitter hashtag #MyQueerFamily, we're sending a little love to everyone who proudly shared photos of their families with us when we put out a call earlier this week. Feast your eyes on these beautiful folks who chose to take part in this campaign and if you want to be part of this stunning group, tweet your own photo using #MyQueerFamily and we'll add it in the coming days.

Also be sure to check out our other features, #WhatButchLooksLike, #WhatBiLooksLike, #WhatABearLooksLike and #WhatTransLooksLike.

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