“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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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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