About this submission
As a closeted high school student in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I had very little exposure to the LGBTQ world. This dissonance led me to fear, doubt, depression, drugs, and an overall unhealthy and stifled life. When I met Jackson Hole's first drag queen, Aurora, I saw the role model that I never had in high school. They are creating and celebrating the queer community in the conservative state of Wyoming, and I know this story will impact people in a profound way!