This Thanksgiving, Let Us Be Thankful For These Beautiful Queer Kids

Ya know what I’m thankful for this year? Queer kids like these little monsters. Really.

Photographer M. Sharkey, who travels around the country snapping pictures and interviewing queer kids, released this video montage of your average LGBT young people who warm my heart because they’re doing something extraordinarily ordinary: livin’ life, yo.

Got five minutes? Then take a look at the type of people who are more than just bullying victims, more than the targets of homophobia, more than some hash mark in a gender study. They are scholar athletes. They are prom dates. They are teens in love. And I am thankful for them.

Happy Thanksgiving.