Brit Beats Back Years of Depression by Finding Gay Friends and Community
My name is Tom Wicker and I’m from Lewes in East Sussex in the United Kingdom. My first memory of anything gay related was actually a TV ad when I was probably about 4 or 5. And it was of a stormy volcanic landscape with lightning in the background and … Continue reading
“Queer is Weird.” I’m From Atlanta, GA.
Queer is weird.
I was 13 when I began to realize I wasn't straight. It’s not that I don’t like boys, I just like girls more. I went through a few labels trying to identify my sexuality. Straight, bi, ...
Gay Student Stands Up To Homophobic Counselor.
I’m Nephi Niven and I’m from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. When I started dating boys it was all secret and I wasn’t telling most of my friends. Actually hiding my actions made me sick to my stomach. I went ...
I’m From New York, NY.
Ken came to work at 7 am sharp every day and left at 3, not a minute later. I tried to point out to him that his workday was scheduled for 9 to 5. He usually just nodded to me and came in at 7 ...
Black Community Spotlight: Khary
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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I’m From Brighton, UK.
I think I've known I'm gay for years, but I'm still struggling to accept myself and am very much still in the closet. The more I discover myself, the more my relationship with my mum breaks down. She is homophobic, ...
I’m From Buckinghamshire, UK.
I'm 18, and have been for about a month. It was hardly a big change, compared with all the other stuff that my life has involved.
Right now, I'm sat in my (foster-brother's, but he's at uni) room, surrounded by residual ...
I’m From Swansea, Wales, UK.
I didn't mean to do it, but I did, and here I am. How did I get here?
I've always been gay. I've known it since I was five years old. Growing up in a small Welsh town was not ...
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