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

Adam Sandel

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

Cameron Stiehl

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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Performance Teaching Artist Confronts Homophobia.

Karen-Anzoategui

My name is Karen Anzoategui and I’m from Huntington Park, California, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m a solo performer, writer, artivist, and actor. And I teach performance to continuation high school students, performance based on gender representation. For a lot of these students I was the only person in their …

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“I Wish I Could Show Myself At 13 Who I Am Now.” Genderqueer Expression Leads To Empowerment.

Jacob-Tobia

My name is Jacob Tobia and I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina. By the time I was around 16, I came out to my parents as gay. I thought I was done, that was it. And then I started doing a bunch of gay activism. As part of that I started …

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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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