New Teacher Shuts Down Homophobic Language In Classroom.


My name’s Alexa Espinal and I’m from New York City. I recently came to Mississippi about four months ago to teach. I’m teaching middle school art, so I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. It’s been eight weeks now and it was interesting being a young person, because I’m obviously …

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Discovering the Gender and Racial Divide in the LGBTQ Community


I’m Femi Redwood. I’m from Milton, Delaware, which is about 15 minutes outside of Rehoboth Beach. Teeny tiny little place in Delaware, with about 13 black people, so 6 of them were my family. So after I came out, my first girlfriend was black. Two or three girlfriends later, I …

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IFD Live: How Cross-Dressing And “Mommie Dearest” Helped Teen Confront Bully.


Being a gay 6th grader sucks. It was particularly bad for me in Mississippi in 1985. Life sucked at school, it was horrible, every day I was tortured, it was just horrible. “Sissy”, “faggot”, “gaywad”, it never ended, never, ever ended. There was this one kid in particular, his name …

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