From Kentucky Farm To Chicago Charm: One Trans Woman’s Whirlwind Journey.

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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. Gloria Allen’s …

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“Silent Champions” Help Trans Man Fully Come Out: “Give Them A Chance To Accept You.”

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I’m Andrew McCook and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was probably in first or second grade, we had an assignment where we had to cut a silhouette of ourselves. And that silhouette that I cut out was a figuring that had pants, a shirt, some buttons, no hair, my …

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“I’ve Been Helped By So Many People On My Journey To Womanhood.”

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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. Stephanie Clark’s …

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“Your Son Is Being Seen Around Town With Known Homosexuals.” Gay Life From The Sixties To Today.

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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.   Michael Anastasio’s 8 Video Stories …

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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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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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“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

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I’m Rick Stuckey from Chicago, Illinois. I’m Lutheran. I grew up Lutheran. I went to a Lutheran high school. And I always felt a little different. It was summer, it was June, it was right after my birthday. It was Pride Month! There was a parade and I’m like, “Wow,” …

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“A Matter of Life and Death.” Being Black and Gay in the 1960s.

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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. Donald Bell’s …

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