Gender Non-Binary Person “Got The Butterflies” From A Simple Work Document.

Jae Ratio

So my name is Jae Ratio and I’m born in Boulder City, Nevada. As a six, seven-year old, I don’t really know the specific age, I was living the trailer park and it was just me and my dad. I was playing with the neighborhood boys who were coming up …

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Transgender Woman Thought She Was “A UFO Child Left Here By Mistake.”

Cecilia Gentili

“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. All 6 …

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“This Story Shows How My Mother Lived Rather Than Just How She Died.”

Terry McGovern

My name is Terry McGovern, I’m from East Meadow, New York. My mother was an interesting character. She was kind of athletic, she coached softball when I was a kid, so she was a little bit nontraditional, but nonetheless she had a hard time when she found out I was …

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“This Is My Boyfriend.” 5-Year-Old Falls In Love With Hercules.

Alex-Zuccaro

My name is Alexander Zuccaro, I’m originally from Tom’s River, New Jersey. I can remember growing up always feeling strange, odd, and different. Not just for being gay but being artistic as well. I never really hung out with the boys who wanted to play sports but I didn’t really …

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IFD Live: A 4-year-old Boy’s Infatuation with Lynda Carter’s “Wonder Woman.”

Peter-Domani

I was four years old. And I had tasted pure, unadulterated joy. This was The Bronx in the early 80s. There was no cable. There were rabbit ears, and these rabbit ears on our incredibly boxy television delivered to me that pure, unadulterated joy in the form of “Wonder Woman.” …

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Dancing In His Underwear for the Garbage Man, Noah Embraced Queerness and Sexuality Since Childhood

Noah-Michelson

I’m Noah Michelson and I’m from Racine, Wisconsin, which is a good place to go home to now but not a great place to grow up if you’re queer and especially in the 80s. And I was the queerest kid that I’ve ever met that I think anyone has ever …

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