2020/2021 has been so hard for everyone all over the world. Our lives have been put on hold to fight this terrible virus. A lot of people’s mental health has deteriorated. Being part of the LGBTQ+ community, the biggest struggle was living a lie & being afraid to come out to my family, I truly believed I was going to be disowned & unloved. Although, I one of the lucky ones. My family is so supportive. But not everyone is as lucky. I have read & heard so many stories in the last year of young teenagers & adults left on the street (during a pandemic!) having to provide for themselves. This is why I want to raise money for the Rainbow Project, I want to help provide for the people that have been left alone. Erin Riley