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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Teacher Strengthens Bond With Students By Coming Out. “I Can’t Imagine Doing That Work Any Other Way.”

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My name is Ryan Hunter Greenlee and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. So when I was in high school, I decided it was time to come out. And through a little trepidation, I went through the motions with my friends and my family. It was really stressful but all things considered, …

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1961: “I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Write The Word ‘Homosexual.’”

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“What Was It Like? Stories by LGBTQ Elders” is a new program by I’m From Driftwood, in partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, and SAGE, the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults. Learn more about the program here. Edward LeMay’s …

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Gay Man Leaves Town That Has Active KKK And “Just Straight White People” To Find Community In Nearby City.

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My name is Levi Wade. I am from Harrison, Arkansas. So the town I’m from, Harrison, Arkansas, there’s an active KKK outside of the town. And I remember specifically when I was younger one time, my father, who’s kind of darker complected, he’s half-Filipino, we were in the parking lot …

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Gay Man Elected Homecoming Queen, Raises Awareness for Gender Nonconforming Issues

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Hello. My name is Che-Che Turrubiartez. I’m from Chicago, Illinois. Back in 2009, I used to be part of this youth group at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. And, you know, every single year at the Day of Silence, we had an “ask” and our “ask” was was to CPS, …

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