New Teacher Shuts Down Homophobic Language In Classroom.

Alex-Espinal

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

Femi-Redwood

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.

Jason-Bishop

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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