The Outcomes Project
My MA report, The Outcomes Project, proposes a web-based, multi-platform website responding to the need for family support strategies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. Using multimedia journalism, The Outcomes Project aims to educate families as they navigate the process of a child’s coming out.
These medium format, black and white photos will be exhibited in real-world locations, and will appear next to QR codes linking to online videos that tell nuanced stories of how coming out affects both child and family. By presenting video interviews alongside written text and well-sourced research about LGBT children and their families, this project offers families resources to support their children and to build healthy family bonds.
Achieving positive, healthy relationships of acceptance requires time and work on the part of both children and parents. By humanizing “coming out” experiences, The Outcomes Project aims to give parents deeper insight into what their child may be feeling, in a moment when many families experience confusion, feelings of isolation and fear.
This gallery is meant to be viewed on a desktop or tablet, in conjunction with a smartphone or personal media device. Scan each QR code to view the participant’s story.
Terry, age 37, from Karo MI
Quinn, age 19, from Houston, TX
Morgan, age 24, from Missoula MT
Andy, age 23, from Mamaroneck NY
Jason, age 21, from Kerrville TX
Jon, age 21, from Phoenix AZ
Maggie, age 18, from San Antonio TX
Fernando, age 24, from Houston TX