“I Would Say I’m A Cradle-to-Grave Gay Activist.”

Mark Segal

“What Was It Like? Stories by LGBTQ Elders” is a new program by I’m From Driftwood, in partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable provider, and SAGE, the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults. Learn more about the program here. Mark Segal’s …

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“People Started Referring To Me As A Monster.” A Gay Man’s Struggle With Alcohol

Alexander-Kacala

My name is Alexander Kacala, I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I never really drank or partied in high school until I turned about 18 and that’s when I discovered alcohol. In the beginning it was amazing and positive and I loved it and it definitely connected me to people and it …

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One Group Says “Act Like A Man.” One Group Says “Femme It Up.” Icon Does Neither.

Icon

My name is Icon, and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. I’ve always had a fascination with arts and performance and theater, growing up watching people like Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson or even RuPaul do their thing on stage. As a kid I always thought, “Hm, how can I be like …

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“I’m Christian But I’m Also A Very Out Lesbian.”

Crystal-Cheatham

My name is Crystal Cheatham and I’m from Cochranville, Pennsylvania. I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian community which is Seventh-day Adventism. And if you know anything about Seventh-day Adventism, you know it’s a lot like being Southern Baptist with added mix of Judaism. My father passed away when I …

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“When’s It Going To Be Okay To Call You ‘Albert the F*ggot’?”

Albert-Eisenberg

I’m Albert Eisenberg, I’m from Philadelphia. When I came out which was in 2009, right after I finished high school so I was 18, I was pretty confident from the get-go that I would have a supportive family, which they were to varying degrees, certainly my immediate family, my parents …

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“It Felt Amazing” After Sikh Man Took Off Turban, Cut Hair, Came Out of Closet

Mandeep-Jangi

My name is Mandeep Jangi and I’m from Middlesex, New Jersey. When I think about my journey in life, my story, and kind of where I came from, it actually doesn’t start as a gay man. I often times tell folks that it starts with a more visible aspect of …

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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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