Kit Yan
Campaign Urges Depressed LGBT People to 'Talk About It'

By Trudy Ring

Originally published on Advocate.com September 16 2012 11:21 PM ET

Original Plumbing, a magazine focusing on transgender men, has launched an online video campaign, “Talk About It,” encouraging LGBT people who suffer from depression to do just that.

Editors Rocco Kayiatos and Amos Mac say they started the campaign in response to the suicides of three friends. They posted the first video last month, discussing how they have dealt with depression and anxiety, and they believe the campaign will let others know they are not alone and can overcome their difficulties. Author Michelle Tea, poet Kit Yan, and transgender women and men from around the nation have also submitted videos.

Rocco and Mac are urging readers to contribute their own videos. View those posted so far here; to contact the editors about submitting a video, write to [email protected]