Encountering Homophobia At A Networking Event: “I Wasn’t Going To Let People Devalue Me.”

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I am Marc Coleman. I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. About 14 years ago, I started my business in what has become its current incarnation. And as in the course of running a business, there’s a lot of networking and relation-building you have to do. I remember being invited about 10 years …

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“Coming Out Is An Act Of Activism.” Lesbian Reflects On Being Out In The Workplace.

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I’m Charlotte Lewis. I’m from Geneva, Switzerland. The first time I had to come out was to my mother. I came out. I was 16 years old. We were in Geneva. She said, “That’s great. But you’re still going to marry a man, right?” So I came out to my …

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“Silent Champions” Help Trans Man Fully Come Out: “Give Them A Chance To Accept You.”

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I’m Andrew and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was probably in first or second grade, we had an assignment where we had to cut a silhouette of ourselves. And that silhouette that I cut out was a figuring that had pants, a shirt, some buttons, no hair, my mouth …

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“Ian McKellen Would Be Proud” Of Teacher Coming Out To Students On The First Day Of Class.

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My name is Adam Sandel and I’m originally from Hopkins, Minnesota. When I moved to San Francisco in 2001 when I was officially coming out as a gay man, I didn’t know anyone but I just wanted to figure out a way to get to know what was going on …

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