As a young person in foster care, I never felt more alone. I was placed in a system, away from my family support network, no matter how dysfunctional. I was told I was different, even sick, because they believed I was confused about my sexuality. Even among friends who knew I was gay, it was not discussed. If it was discussed, it was done in hushed tones and opaque language. In foster care I needed to know I was ok. ... What a simple thing it would have been to understand then what I do now - I'm not alone... it's ok to be different. ... The Opening Doors Project continues to pull back the curtain, and empower GLBT foster youth to take control of their lives; while simultaneously providing the training and support to the various actors in the lives of foster youth; judges, lawyers, legislatures, social workers, foster parents/families, etc. Each stakeholder has an interest in ensuring the success of the GLBT foster youth - and this project is arming the young person and the system around them to see that these young people soar, not in spite of their sexual orientation, but in part because of it."