After many months of hard work, the Matthew Shepard Foundation is proud to announce the release of the Matthew’s Place redesign.
Matthew’s Place, our resources website for youth and young adults, provides LGBT and allied youth with not only skills to make their community a better and safer place, but also inspiration by telling the stories of how others are doing the same.
With this redesign, we have launched a number of new features including a personal stories section that will allow everyone to share their story of bullying or harassment and how they were able to overcome it. With our new comments thread, those who have shared their stories will be able to join in a conversation about what others can do to resolve bullying or harassment.
The new Matthew’s Place is also a breeze to use on mobile devices and tablets.
Young people in big cities and small towns alike are able to join the Matthew’s Place community and be themselves. We see many users from rural parts of the country looking for support unavailable in their community.
Matthew’s Place will continue to provide a comprehensive list of local LGBT centers as we expand our youth and young adult blogger program to share what real people are doing to Erase Hate in their own communities. As Matthew’s Place enters this next phase, we welcome your feedback and input as we continue to refine and improve the sight.