From Chaos To Community: Women-Only Campground Helps Lesbian Turn Her Life Around.

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My name is Judith Fitzgerald and I’m from Timberville, Virginia. I remember times that I wished my father wouldn’t come home because of the chaos that I grew up in. There was alcohol, drugs, domestic abuse and domestic violence in my household. Going through life, that made things pretty difficult, …

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Inspired By Ex, Gay Journalist Finds Courage To Call Out Producers For Ignoring Gay Issues.

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I’m Alan Conter and I’m from Montreal. In 1972, when I was 17, I was a student at McGill University and unsure of my sexuality. One day, I went to an audition for a play called “The House of Pooh Corner.” The play was being directed by Michael Wasserman, who …

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Researcher Tracks Down 1930s Erotic Film Director. “It Was Like A Spark Across The Decades.”

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My name is Tom Waugh. I’m from southern Ontario, but I’ve lived here in Montreal for the last 41 years. During that time, I’ve taught film studies and sexuality and queer studies at Concordia University. I got tenure a few years after I started. Until that time, my research had …

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Trans Man’s Supportive Workplace “Was Just Life-Changing For Me.”

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My name is Danny Terrero and I’m from Bronx, New York. In 2012, I decided to begin my physical transition from female to male. I was very scared. I was in a very conservative school and that was already very difficult. So, to take this next step, I was asked, …

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Grandma Forces Gay Teen To Come Out To Family One At A Time. “She Was Actually Enjoying My Pain.”

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My name is Jawann McBeth, I’m from Ewing, New Jersey. When I was 5 years old, my mom got to this point in the Bible. I remember I was Leviticus 18:22 where it said, “Thou shall not lie with another man; it’s a sin.” And I remember stopping my mom …

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