The Living Without Disguises Project’s ultimate mission is to broadcast the stories of LGBTQ+ people from every corner of the globe, in our own voices. We aim to create an inclusive historical record of people who identify within the LGBTQ+  community, from every gender identification, generation, culture, spirituality, ethnic background, socio-economic status, geographic location, and sphere of life. Our stories, as diverse as they may be, focus on how we shed the disguises we adopted in order to live our authentic selves.

Our purpose is to unite our community by providing a safe space to share, connect and celebrate who we are, where we have come from, and how we have come to live our own truth.

To broadcast the stories of LGBTQ+ people across the globe so that we may understand that we are not alone; that although our stories are unique and diverse, we share an unbreakable connection to one another.


We fully embrace the dignity of who we are. We live free of fear and shame – boldly, fearlessly and authentically.


We recognize the infinite voices within our community, hold space for all to be heard, and rise as one.


We speak up and speak out – for ourselves, for those we love, and for those we have not yet met.


We stand up to claim our essential human rights – respect, dignity, and recognition for every member of our community.