Overcoming Internalized Homophobia: “My Sexuality Is Something To Be Celebrated.”


I’m Hawmi Guillebeaux. I’m from Montgomery, Alabama. I always was an effeminate child and I think – I guess I knew that on some level. One day, I was 8 years old. It was bright and sunny and hot, always – and humid, oppressively humid in Alabama. I ran inside …

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Queer Professor Reflects On The Importance Of Strong Student-Teacher Bonds.


I’m Tom Waugh and I’m from Guelph, Ontario. I’ve been teaching at Concordia University for many decades. It was really only in the 80s I started teaching curriculum related to my identity as a gay man and related to my research interests in terms of the history of sexuality. In …

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Drag Queen Becomes Drag Politician Following 2016 Election.


My name is Marti Cummings. I’m from Kennedyville, Maryland. Drag happened very organically for me. I was doing a show off-Broadway called “Twist” and I played this androgynous, gender-bending, gender non-conformist character and I just, I really fell in love with the costumes. I felt I was able to express …

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Man Overcomes Homophobia In Locker Room, Then Thrives In Gay Volleyball League.


I’m Jesse Anderson. I’m from Asheville, North Carolina. I’ve always been very active. I’ve loved playing soccer and I’ve played all my life. All through middle, high school – middle school, high school and college, I heard homophobic slurs. During middle school, we were in the locker room. It was …

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