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Logo and NewNowNext Launch Inaugural #LetterToMyself Campaign in Advance of National Coming Out Day

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017

Logo, the Emmy award-winning and leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and NewNowNext, the network's home for LGBT pop culture and news, premiered their inaugural editorial series, "Letter To Myself."

The NewNowNext series, which launched two days before National Coming Out Day, features letters penned by 40 prominent figures in the LGBTQ community to their younger selves, which provide insight, advice, praise, and/or comfort that they wish they had back then.

Hailing from a variety of backgrounds and industries, the authors include actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman ("UnREAL"), Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge, actor Daniel Franzese ("Looking," "Mean Girls"), Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza, transgender activist Jazz Jennings ("I Am Jazz"), "RuPaul's Drag Race" runner-up Peppermint, LCD Soundsystem's Gavin Russom, "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Sasha Velour and many more.

The campaign was launched in hopes that today's LGBTQ youth will understand that they are not alone -- that their feelings, ambitions, hopes and dreams are often shared by those to whom they look up.

Below is a sampling of quotes from participating talent and activists:

Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman: "You are light. You are right."

Melissa Etheridge: "Start loving yourself as much as you want others to love you."

Daniel Franzese: "The sooner you can learn to accept yourself, the sooner the world will be ready for your greatness."

Alicia Garza: "The goodness of the world only prevails when we are courageous enough to defend it."

Jazz Jennings: "You will see change be brought upon this world - a change that you will help create."

Peppermint: "Thank you for daring to find your place even though it meant you will be called names and attacked."

Gavin Russom: "Find other girls like you and listen to their stories. They will help you understand your own."

Sasha Velour: "There will be many missteps. Make sure you are wearing cute shoes."

The full letters from all 40 prominent LGBT figures can be found at

The other participants in the "Letter to Myself" campaign are:

Schuyler Bailar, transgender swimmer
Jay Blotcher, ACT UP activist
Brayton Bowman, singer-songwriter
Rhea Butcher, comedian
Garrard Conley, author
Jeffery Costello, fashion designer, JCRT
Shea Diamond, musician
Josh Dixon, Olympic gymnast
Drew Droege, actor/comedian
Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO/President of GLAAD
Noah Galvin, actor, "The Real O'Neals"
Mitchell Gold, furniture designer, MG+BW
Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality

Mary Lambert, singer-songwriter
Tobin Low, Nancy podcaster
Amit Paley, CEO of The Trevor Project
Ashlee Marie Preston, journalist/trans activist
Tatenda Ngwaru, intersex activist
Angela Robinson, filmmaker
Angelica Ross, actress, CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises
Elliott Sailors, model
Adam Shankman, filmmaker
Omar Sharif Jr., actor/activist
Mathew Shurka, anti-conversion therapy activist
Brian Sims, PA State Representative
Robert Tagliapietra, fashion designer, JCRT
Rod Thomas (Bright Light Bright Light), musician
Zeke Thomas, musician
Jacob Tobia, non-binary activist
Sam Tsui, singer-songwriter
Kathy Tu, Nancy podcaster
Jorge Valencia, Executive Director/CEO of the Point Foundation
Wrabel, musician is also inviting readers to write their own "Letter to Myself" by posting on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #LetterToMyself. Select letters will appear in a future post on the site.

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