Sam started SORA (Supporters of Rainbow Adolesscents) back in 2016 while in Queensland.
SORA Support is an online organization that is designed to help give LGBTI+ teenagers a safe haven where they can access information about who they are, get support and find others just like them all online.
It has a website, where there are blogs about anything LGBTI+, forums, support pages, interviews and information (the website was removed due to lack of funds, however a relaunch is currently in progress).
Sam was one of the organizers of QLD's first ever rainbow formal in 2017, and was involved with the Brisbane pride formal which was held soon after.
He started the first QLD LGBTI+ recognized group at his school in 2016 to help his fellow classmates get information about who they are, and to also come out.
He interviewed elder members of the LGBTI+ community and talked about their childhoods and asked for their advice so they can be informative for teenagers in need.
In Queensland Sam has supported events like the Noosa councils vote of marriage equality, the rainbow river festival and raising of the rainbow flag at council chambers.
He's also spoken at events to help give LGBTI+ people, more specifically youth, a voice. In Queensland he's spoken at 2 marriage equality rallies, 2 Rainbow formals, Brisbane pride, a university panel, and other smaller events like the Noosa council raising of the rainbow flag to help spread the message of the LGBTI+ community and equality.
In Victoria he has spoken at the minus 18 Queer formal and the Minus 18 youth spectacular.
He's a part of the Minus 18 crew. He's been a part of and helped out in many of their events to help LGBTI+ youth, including (but not limited too) Midsummer festival, the Queer formal, Queer Ideas festival, making ribbons for IDAHOBIT day and other smaller social/dance events.
Sam also volunteers at JOY radio station as a host on Youth In Control, a show for and by LGBTI+ youth. They frequently interview LGBTI+ youth and talk about our issues in our community.
He's have also started creating videos to help explain aspects of the LGBTI+ community to the general public and to raise awareness around our country of our problems.
Sam is a school student in grade 11. He loves science, dance, fantasy, magic and my friends and family.