1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”

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“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 older adults. Learn more about the program here. Edward LeMay’s …

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Gay Man Leaves Town That Has Active KKK And “Just Straight White People” To Find Community In Nearby City.

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My name is Levi Wade. I am from Harrison, Arkansas. So the town I’m from, Harrison, Arkansas, there’s an active KKK outside of the town. And I remember specifically when I was younger one time, my father, who’s kind of darker complected, he’s half-Filipino, we were in the parking lot …

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Gay Man Elected Homecoming Queen, Raises Awareness for Gender Nonconforming Issues

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Hello. My name is Che-Che Turrubiartez. I’m from Chicago, Illinois. Back in 2009, I used to be part of this youth group at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. And, you know, every single year at the Day of Silence, we had an “ask” and our “ask” was was to CPS, …

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Boss To New Employee: “It’s Been Brought To My Attention That You’re A Lesbian.”

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My name is Ingrid Galvez-Thorp and I’m originally from New Rochelle, New York. Leading up to the ‘96 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, I found out at my job that there was opportunities to transfer. They were looking to build out diversity and so they were actively recruiting people that were …

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Love, Humor and Betty Boop: How One Man’s Struggle With AIDS Inspired An Ally.

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My name is Janet Hart and I’m from San Francisco. I grew up within the gay community. My mom I came out when I was about 5 years old. My sister was probably about a year old. And that’s about the time obviously my parents divorced. There was a time …

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“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

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I’m Rick Stuckey from Chicago, Illinois. I’m Lutheran. I grew up Lutheran. I went to a Lutheran high school. And I always felt a little different. It was summer, it was June, it was right after my birthday. It was Pride Month! There was a parade and I’m like, “Wow,” …

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