“I Still Want to Have a Family. It’s Just Going to Look Different.” Coming Out In A Catholic Family.

Carlo-Velayo

I’m Carlo and I’m from Sydney, Australia. It took me 25 years to come out to my best friend, to my family, and a large part of that delay is because of my Catholic faith, my Catholic upbringing. Growing up there was definitely this image of the perfect family, the …

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“I Hope I Did Something Good For a Family That Was Hurting.” Activist Remembers Those He Met on 6,000-Mile Walk

Alan-Bounville

I’m Alan Bounville, I’m from Worcester, Massachusetts. Back in 2011 I started a 6,000 mile walk across the country. I walked for gender and sexual orientation equality. I had a cart I called Equality Cart, and Equality Cart was like a modified baby stroller, like a really heavy duty baby …

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Gay, Closeted, and Heartbroken in Morocco.

Anthony-Mercurio

My name is Anthony Mercurio and I’m from San Francisco. In 2009 I studied abroad and lived in Morocco, studying Arabic. I came out of the closet when I was very young, I was 15. Out and proud and pretty loud about it. I grew up in, I was lucky …

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“When’s It Going To Be Okay To Call You ‘Albert the F*ggot’?”

Albert-Eisenberg

I’m Albert Eisenberg, I’m from Philadelphia. When I came out which was in 2009, right after I finished high school so I was 18, I was pretty confident from the get-go that I would have a supportive family, which they were to varying degrees, certainly my immediate family, my parents …

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“It Felt Amazing” After Sikh Man Took Off Turban, Cut Hair, Came Out of Closet

Mandeep-Jangi

My name is Mandeep Jangi and I’m from Middlesex, New Jersey. When I think about my journey in life, my story, and kind of where I came from, it actually doesn’t start as a gay man. I often times tell folks that it starts with a more visible aspect of …

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