Story Update: Mila Jam “Black Trans Women Are Important In Music”

  Nathan: Welcome to this week’s Story Update. My name is Nathan, and this week we’re going to be speaking with Mila Jam, but before we do, let’s take a look at her story.  Mila: My name is Mila Jam and I’m from Columbus, Georgia.  So I created this drag …

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Story Update: Mila Jam “Black Trans Women Are Important In Music”

  Nathan: Welcome to this week's Story Update. My name is Nathan, and this week we're going to be speaking with Mila Jam, but before we do, let's take a look at her story.  Mila: My name is Mila Jam ...

Story Update: Stephen Winter “I Can See Hope In The Future.”

  Nathan: Okay, welcome to this week Story Update. This week where you are with Steven Winter. And before we have him join us, let's take a look at his video story that he shared with us eight years ago.  ...

Story Update: Mathias Oliver —“I Learned To Become What I Want To See In The World.”

  Nathan: All right. Welcome to this week's story update. This week, we are speaking with Mathias Oliver, who we filmed and Spokane, Washington all the way back in -  it was the fall of 2010. Let's take a look at ...
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TRANS & NONBINARY STORIES

“Sometimes I’m A Woman, Sometimes A Man. Most Of The Time I’m Neither. Sometimes I’m Both At The Same Time.”

My name is Erin Busbee. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. When I was 6 years old, I was at a playground or a park. And I'm playing with the kid there and their parent comes over and introduces himself to me ...

Agender Person Goes From Being Bullied In The Newark Projects To Gracing The Cover of French Vogue

I’m Andre J., I’m from Newark, New Jersey. I remember this one particular time growing up in the projects that I was coming home from school and a 20-year-old looked at me and said, “You’re a sissy ...

Transgender Woman Sacrifices Everything To Finally Be Herself.

My name is Mila Jam and I’m from Columbus, Georgia. So I created this drag persona, Britney Houston, who is the Pop Parody Princess of Music Videos. I was having a moment of success and I got a call ...
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RACE & RACISM IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

Discovering the Gender and Racial Divide in the LGBTQ Community

I’m Femi Redwood. I’m from Milton, Delaware, which is about 15 minutes outside of Rehoboth Beach. Teeny tiny little place in Delaware, with about 13 black people, so 6 of them were my family. So after I came out, my first ...

“You’re Really Sweet, I’m Just Not Into Black Guys.” Experiencing Racism Within The LGBTQ Community.

I’m Nelson Moses Lassiter, I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When I came to terms with my sexuality, it took a very long time. I used to just debate with myself back and forth and I used to, I was ...

“It Became Very Clear That ‘Gay’ In [The Grander World] Meant White. And Everybody Else Was Kind Of Visiting.”

My name is Stephen Winter, I'm originally from Chicago, IL. I'm here to talk to you about this time this guy named Nathan called me and said he wanted to talk about black gay issues. It was a journey within ...
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STORIES FROM ELDERS

Black Gay Man Reflects On A Life Defined By Love, Authenticity, Activism And Connection. “That’s Just Part Of Who I Am.”

  1980s: Black Gay Man On Coming Out In The South: “While I Did Come Out, I Didn’t Really Feel Free.” So, you know, for me, the last thing that I wanted to be was a gay man because ...

From Kentucky Farm To Chicago Charm: One Trans Woman’s Whirlwind Journey.

“What Was It Like? Stories by LGBTQ Elders” is a new program by I’m From Driftwood, in partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, and SAGE, the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the ...

“A Matter of Life and Death.” Being Black and Gay in the 1960s.

"What Was It Like? Stories by LGBTQ Elders" is a new program by I'm From Driftwood, in partnership with Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider, and SAGE, the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ ...
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COMING OUT STORIES

How A Christina Aguilera Song Impacted A Gay Teen’s Life.

Hi. My name's Courtney Walton. I'm from Newark, Delaware. I was a sophomore in high school - this is 2002 - and my family and I were driving back from my cousin’s basketball game. It was my father and my ...

With Help From “Gay Spirit Guide”, Woman Goes From Self-Identified Tomboy To “Definitely 100% Gay” In First 72 Hours Of College.

Hi. I'm Keisha Price. I’m from Dover, Delaware. When I was getting ready to go to college, I was loading up the U-Haul with my mom and my dad and my baby brother. My boyfriend comes over and he's ...

“I Approached All The Adults In The Kitchen And Let Them Know They Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves. I Am A Lesbian.”

To reinforce the sometimes overlooked fact that there are black people in the LGBTQ community, and also that there are LGBTQ people in the black community, I'm From Driftwood's very first Community Spotlight will feature stories from the black community ...
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