“You’re Still Fighting This? Dude, Get Over It.” Activist Finds Himself In Same Room As Homophobic TV Host.

Paul-Lalonde

My name is Paul Lalonde and I’m from Cornwall, Ontario, in Canada. About a decade ago when I was about 22 or 23, the same-sex marriage campaign in Canada was ramping up quite a bit so some of the courts were starting to overturn the laws and gay people were …

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“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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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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