Drag Culture “Really Does Have A Place In Society.”

Vincent Cooper

I’m Vincent Cooper and I’m from Point Pleasant, New Jersey. About 5 years ago I moved from my very Catholic, very Italian, Republican family in New Jersey to New York. And there was one night that I can remember where this larger than life, old-school drag queen essentially parted the …

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Grandma Forces Gay Teen To Come Out To Family One At A Time. “She Was Actually Enjoying My Pain.”

Jawann McBeth

My name is Jawann McBeth, I’m from Ewing, New Jersey. When I was 5 years old, my mom got to this point in the Bible. I remember I was Leviticus 18:22 where it said, “Thou shall not lie with another man; it’s a sin.” And I remember stopping my mom …

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Agender Person Goes From Being Bullied In The Newark Projects To Gracing The Cover of French Vogue

Andre-J

I’m Andre J., I’m from Newark, New Jersey. I remember this one particular time growing up in the projects that I was coming home from school and a 20-year-old looked at me and said, “You’re a sissy now and when you grow up you’re going to be a faggot and …

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“This Is My Boyfriend.” 5-Year-Old Falls In Love With Hercules.

Alex-Zuccaro

My name is Alexander Zuccaro, I’m originally from Tom’s River, New Jersey. I can remember growing up always feeling strange, odd, and different. Not just for being gay but being artistic as well. I never really hung out with the boys who wanted to play sports but I didn’t really …

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Gay Law Student Puts Ex-gay Counselor In His Place.

Scott-Blair

My name is Scott Blair. I’m from Ocean Grove, New Jersey. When you apply to law school these days, you can actually mark on your application if you are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. And, you know, I put that down, because I figured why not? I was. And …

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James Clementi Chooses a Life of Compassion and Activism Following A Family Tragedy

James-Clementi

I’m James Clementi and I’m from Ridgewood, New Jersey. Growing up, my family was very loving. I come from a household with a mom and a dad and two younger brothers. I’m the oldest of three boys. I definitely felt very safe and protected and loved, but at a certain …

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