In 2010, when Chely Wright published her memoir, “Like Me” to tell her coming-out story, she stepped up to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
Ms. Wright founded The LIKE ME® Organization, a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing education, assistance, and resources to LGBT teens and their family and friends.
Ms. Wright will serve as spokesperson for the LIKE ME® Organization. LIKE ME® will work to prevent LGBT bullying and teen suicide. The LIKE ME® website www.likeme.org provides links to LGBT education and health resources. The website provides a message board for those who wish to post a question and receive a reply from the LGBT community. The site posts anonymous Personal Stories for those who wish to read and find a similar story. Whether you are gay or straight, you can post your own personal story.
LIKEME is about inclusion. LIKEME is about meeting and knowing people and choosing to seek out the ways in which we might be similar rather than they ways we might be different.
LIKEME is about support. LIKEME is about respect. LIKEME is about being an individual and celebrating other people’s individuality. LIKEME is about being who you are meant to be.
The Lighthouse Project
LIKE ME® is currently working to open the first LGBT education and community center in Kansas City. The first center will be opened in the Midwest because there, in Chely’s home state, the needs for understanding and education are among the greatest in the nation. Everyone will be welcomed at the LIKE ME Lighthouse and may visit the center for information, guidance and resources.