My everyday essentials for my Europe backpacking trip: city map, metro map, handy dandy notebook, and camera. #vscocam

The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families

This is definitely a huge problem that I didn’t even know existed in the LGBTQIA community. About 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQIA. I know this article is a bit long to read, but definitely worth your time.  Same-sex marriage rights is only the beginning to what needs to be changed.

Hello yall, I’ve been backpacking Europe for the past two weeks. I’ll be in Europe for a total of 6 weeks and will be documenting my adventures on instagram along the way. Hope yall enjoy what you’ve been seeing. Follow me on @mellestran

New York has been swell, but I gotta go back to the West Coast.
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Aperture: f/2
  • Exposure: 1/1000th
  • Focal Length: 35mm

New York has been swell, but I gotta go back to the West Coast.