9 Photos That Embrace A More Empowering Version Of #TBT

Celebrating old and new identities.

If you're tired of the same old #TBT photos, check out @lesbianfunhouse on Instagram. Dutch curators Demi and Helen host a weekly "Then and Now" contest that allows their LGBT followers to submit a current photo next to a throwback.

"We are blown away by and amazed at all the amazing responses,"  the pair wrote to A Plus. "Everyone is so enthusiastic about the then&now photos, it's great to see! We couldn't be more thankful for our community and the people reaching out to us (like yourselfs). Our mission is to spread love and it's now happening on a wider scale. This has been amazing and we couldn't have asked for more!"

Here are nine of their "Then and Now" photos that proudly show the beauty in embracing your past and present.

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(H/T: BuzzFeed)