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14 LGBTQ Icons And Advocates Give Advice To Those Struggling With Their Identity

Take your time, be you, and love yourself!

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We went to the GLAAD Media Awards' blue carpet on Saturday and asked the LGBTQ stars and advocates for one piece of advice they'd give to someone who's struggling with their identity.

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Here are their beautiful responses:

1. Troye Sivan:

"Take your time."
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"Take your time."

2. Sherri Saum and Teri Polo:

Teri: "Always be you!"Sherri: "There's no ticking clock — in your own time, baby."
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Teri: "Always be you!"

Sherri: "There's no ticking clock — in your own time, baby."

3. Jazz Jennings:

"Keep moving forward..."
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"Keep moving forward..."

4. Carson Kressley:

"What makes you different also makes you awesome!"
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"What makes you different also makes you awesome!"

5. Ruby Rose:

"Be kind to yourself. You are perfect."
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"Be kind to yourself. You are perfect."

6. Perez Hilton:

"Share your story."
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"Share your story."

7. Jaime Camil:

"Always be genuine and adore yourself because you're beautiful and awesome!!"
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"Always be genuine and adore yourself because you're beautiful and awesome!!"

8. Sanaa Hamri:

"Do you. Be you. Love you as is!"
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"Do you. Be you. Love you as is!"

9. Alexandra Billings:

"Be loud. Take up space. Cry often. Laugh unconditionally. Find. Search. Be."
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"Be loud. Take up space. Cry often. Laugh unconditionally. Find. Search. Be."

10. Sarah Ellis:

"Respect yourself."
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"Respect yourself."

11. Jenny Boylan:

T = get therapyR = readU = you be youE = seek euphoria
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T = get therapy

R = read

U = you be you

E = seek euphoria

12. Diego Boneta:

"Be yourself and most importantly love yourself."
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"Be yourself and most importantly love yourself."

13. The women of Transcendent:

"Love yourself and learn to be comfortable with who you are!!"
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"Love yourself and learn to be comfortable with who you are!!"

14. Scott Schofield:

"You already are perfect."
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"You already are perfect."

Make sure to tune-in to the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Monday, April 4 at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT on Logo and make sure to follow BuzzFeed on Snapchat for more exclusive red carpet content!

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