“To Close Off Is Not In Our Blood.” Parents Flee Iran, Accept Gay Son.

Eric Namaky

My name is Eric Namaky and I’m from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. My parents are originally from Tehran, Iran, where they were political activists in the late 70s. In 1979, the Shah shut down colleges and that created a vigor uproar of demonstrations. And both of my parents were heavily involved …

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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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“I Am Who I Am, You Should Get Over It.” A Trans* Youth’s Path to Self-Acceptance.

Alex-Williams

I’m Alex Williams. I’m from Philadelphia. Growing up, I was raised very, very, like, Christian, just strict, like, down-your-throat kind of Christian religion. Before you can even walk or talk, the number one thing I think that was like, preached to you was like, “Okay, homosexuality is wrong. This is …

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“I’m A Freak And I Like Being A Freak.” Keith Levy On The Creation, Ups, And Downs of His Drag Persona Sherry Vine.

Keith-Levy

My name is Keith Levy, and I’m originally from Columbia, Maryland. I also am known as Sherry Vine, who’s a character I perform as. My entire life and vision was on this path of being a movie star. And then, it just kind of was like, oh, there’s this song …

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” I Want People to Know That There’s Not One Type of Love. There are a Billion Types.”

Tyunique-Nelson

My name is Tyunique Nelson and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. My story started in 9th grade. I got bullied in school because of some other incidents that had been with another student, and I was really depressed for a long time. I started to become suicidal and then I met …

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