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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Trans Youth Overcomes Locker Room Bullying, Finds Purpose In Helping Others.

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My name is Patrick Mess, I’m from Canisteo, New York. I’m 22 years old and one day in high school, I was in the locker room getting changed for class and I was really self-conscious so I always got changed in the bathroom of the locker room. And I remember …

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After Struggles With Coming Out and Drug Addiction, Gay Frat Brothers Fall In Love And Get Married

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My name is Troy Hallisey, I’m from Westerly, Rhode Island. I went to college at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. My sophomore year somebody that lived on my floor, that I became friends with, he decided to join a fraternity that somebody from his hometown was in and I …

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

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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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