We want to invite the LGBTIQ+ community to come and share their stories and elaborate on their experiences growing up Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, or Androgynous (LGBTIQAA).

Victor van der Meer (creative director and founder of My Rainbow Net), produced this promo. Filmed at Stonewall hotel and Oxford Street, Sydney, Australia. Staring Polly Petrie, Nora Bone, Charleze Youron, Dawn Service and friends.

The Pew Research Centre conducted a survey on lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals. respondents where they were asked how old they were when they first felt they might be something other than straight or heterosexual. Among gay men, about four-in-ten (38%) say they were younger than 10 when they first felt they were not heterosexual. By comparison, 23% of lesbians and 18% of bisexuals say they were younger than 10 when they first started to question their sexuality. [1]

The vast majority of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals say they were in their teens or younger when they first started to feel they might not be straight. Only 7% were in their twenties, and 4% were 30 or older. Gay men are the least likely to report first having these feelings in their twenties or beyond: 3% say they were 20 or older, compared with 14% of lesbians and 15% of bisexuals. After these initial feelings, it took some time for most LGBT adults to be sure of their sexual orientation or gender identity.15 Among LGBT adults who say they know for sure that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (92%), 17 is the median age at which they say they knew. Relatively few LGBT adults (5%) say they were sure about their sexual orientation or gender identity before they were age 10. A majority (59%) say they knew between the ages of 10 and 19. One-in-five say they knew for sure they were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender when they were in their twenties, and 8% say it wasn’t until they were 30 or older. Some 6% say they still aren’t entirely sure.

The pilot for a documentary film that My Rainbow Network is creating about the Gay and Lesbian rights movement in Australia. We had microphone and lighting issues, but it gives you an idea of the vision for it. Hope you enjoy, Open to any feedback and suggestions. Leave comments below. 🙂

P.S. Huge thanks to Glenn, Polly Perrie and all the staff and performers at Stonewall Hotel, Sydney, Australia. 

[1] http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/0…