“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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Exorcists Try–And Fail–To “Cast Demons” Out Of Gay College Student

Sam Johnson

My name is Samuel Johnson and I am from Boston, Massachusetts. So, I grew up in the Pentecostal tradition of Christianity. After a long, hard childhood of growing up in that particular denomination, I went off to a Christian university called Liberty University, which is in Lynchburg, Virginia. During my …

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Trans Woman Shuts Down Minister With Research, Notes, And A Highlighter.

Gina Graham

TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Gina Grahame, I’m from Detroit, Michigan. I came out as transsexual in 1992. I was 29 at the time. I always tell people that transitioning was my last resort, it was not my first choice. I spent a year examining, “Could I possibly just be gay?” y’know, …

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Conversion Therapy Doesn’t Work. “I Actually Felt Closer To God When I Accepted Myself.”

Braden Bradley

I’m Braden Bradley and I’m from Hallsville, Texas, which is a small town in northeast Texas, close to Louisiana. There’s one stop light and a Dairy Queen and it’s just cute and quaint. I met my first boyfriend and my first love at theater camp when I was a Senior …

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“Don’t Struggle With Something You Can’t Control.” Gay Son Receives Sage Advice From Mom.

Matthew Leach

My name is Matthew Leach and I’m from Denton, Texas. I went to school at the University of Texas in Austin. When I was a sophomore at college I was in a fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, TKE, and I ended up going to South Padre Island for my first big …

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Discovering Sexuality–And A Handsome Prayer Buddy–At A Christian College

Shawn Walker

My name is Shawn Walker and I’m originally from Columbia, South Carolina. I can remember when I was really young at like 11 years old living in Louisiana. My parents were stationed there and I remember being in the living room, just playing around, just being a kid. And I …

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“You’re Still Fighting This? Dude, Get Over It.” Activist Finds Himself In Same Room As Homophobic TV Host.

Paul-Lalonde

My name is Paul Lalonde and I’m from Cornwall, Ontario, in Canada. About a decade ago when I was about 22 or 23, the same-sex marriage campaign in Canada was ramping up quite a bit so some of the courts were starting to overturn the laws and gay people were …

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“I’m Christian But I’m Also A Very Out Lesbian.”

Crystal-Cheatham

My name is Crystal Cheatham and I’m from Cochranville, Pennsylvania. I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian community which is Seventh-day Adventism. And if you know anything about Seventh-day Adventism, you know it’s a lot like being Southern Baptist with added mix of Judaism. My father passed away when I …

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