Trans Person Finds Community And Gender Euphoria In Philadelphia. “It’s Not Going To Be An Easy Road, But It’s Worth It.”

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  My name’s Sunny Marks. I am from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. In 2016, I came out as a lesbian, as a Butch lesbian or stud, to my family and friends. It was definitely a difficult time because I had to basically live two separate lives. One, you know, as somebody who …

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Gay Man Forgives His Family For Traumatic Childhood. “I Did That For Myself Because I Needed To Heal.”

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  Hello. My name is Luis and I’m from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. My mother was intermittently present. She used to live in a different city. My father wasn’t around or was never present in my life, so I got to live with my grandma. I have to say that …

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After Years of Searching, Queer Man Finds Community In Philadelphia. “This Is What A Family Feels Like.”

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  My name is Gabriel Marenco-Garcia and I’m from Tomball, Texas. I grew up in a predominantly Latinx household, which was also dominated by Catholicism. Even the location of where I grew up is on the far northwest side of the Houston suburbs, borderline rural, and so it was an …

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“These Are Incredible Women.” Lesbian’s Bout With Cancer Opens Mother’s Eyes.

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I’m Simone Federman and I’m from Buffalo, New York. My father was a professor, experimental fiction writer, and he was very comfortable with the fact that we were incredibly close and that I was a tomboy, and I was extremely athletic and I did all sorts of sports with him. …

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Finding Love While Living Through The AIDS Epidemic.

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Coming Out To Parents in the 1970s Wasn’t Easy But “Time Heals All.” Every every gay man knows at some point in their childhood, certainly by puberty, that – what their attractions are, but admitting it to oneself pre-Stonewall was a whole other story. When I was at Andover, you …

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“It Ripped My Heart Out” Choosing To Fit In Instead Of Interacting With Gay Friend

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My name is Cameron Stiehl and I’m from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ll never forget the day that I found out that there was a difference. I was at a drama festival in Albuquerque where all the high schools gather–I was in high school–and all the high schools gather at this …

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