Transgender High School Student Encounters Cyberbullying; Confronts Bully In Library.

Olivia Page

Special thanks to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for being our partner for this story. My name is Olivia Page. I’m from Hilton, New York. I did the very unique thing of transitioning from male to female in high school. I really came out around my senior year …

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Grandma Finds Love Letter To Miss Universe, Sends Lesbian Granddaughter to Mental Hospital.

Wanda Martinez-Johncox

Special thanks to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for being our partner for this story. My name is Wanda Martinez-Johncox, born and raised in Puerto Rico. When I was little, in 1993, 13 years old, I was watching Miss Universe and we had this TV that was black …

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“This Story Shows How My Mother Lived Rather Than Just How She Died.”

Terry McGovern

My name is Terry McGovern, I’m from East Meadow, New York. My mother was an interesting character. She was kind of athletic, she coached softball when I was a kid, so she was a little bit nontraditional, but nonetheless she had a hard time when she found out I was …

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After Near-Fatal Bout With Weight Loss, Gay Son Chooses Happiness Over Father’s Approval.

Richard Fox

My name is Richard Fox and I’m from Queens, New York. I, in my adolescence, had gained some weight as a kid, say from my second grade to high school I basically progressively became not a heavy, not an obese child, but relatively heavy. My father set great store by …

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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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