If you were a queer girl in the 2000s, you were on LiveJournal

This article is part of a multi-article series celebrating Pride month and the role the internet has played in the history of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

I became a blue-haired, combat-boot wearing teenager with the Millennium, turning 13 three months after the world didn’t end on Y2K. I knew how to type — fast, because all of those instant messages had to be attended to simultaneously — and I was really into journaling. And that’s what brought me to OpenDiary.

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