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

Rick Stuckey

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

Donald Bell

“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. Donald Bell’s …

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Arrested For Being Gay At 14 Years Old. “It Was Police Entrapment.”

Harold Kooden

My name is Harold Kooden, and I was born in Chicago. We moved to California, North Hollywood, California. At about eleven, I discovered quite accidentally in one of the johns in the local park, there were some men inside who seemed to be doing things that really interested me. So …

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