07/13/2012 08:54 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

We Are The Youth Shares Stories Of LGBT Bullying (SLIDESHOW)

The bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth isn’t a new phenomenon. What is new is the number of young people who are willing to speak out about their experiences -- and the number of adults and allies who are listening.

We Are the Youth, a photojournalism project sharing the individual stories of LGBT youth, is about the lives of young people who happen to be gay. For many of the youth, they couldn’t accurately share their stories without including the pain of being bullied. Some have been picked on because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Others just because they are perceived as a little outside of the mainstream.

Here are some of their stories. For more info about We Are The Youth, visit their official website and follow them on Twitter.