“He Helped Me Feel It Was Okay To Be Gay And Lutheran.”

Rick Stuckey

I’m Rick Stuckey from Chicago, Illinois. I’m Lutheran. I grew up Lutheran. I went to a Lutheran high school. And I always felt a little different. It was summer, it was June, it was right after my birthday. It was Pride Month! There was a parade and I’m like, “Wow,” …

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Exorcists Try–And Fail–To “Cast Demons” Out Of Gay College Student

Sam Johnson

My name is Samuel Johnson and I am from Boston, Massachusetts. So, I grew up in the Pentecostal tradition of Christianity. After a long, hard childhood of growing up in that particular denomination, I went off to a Christian university called Liberty University, which is in Lynchburg, Virginia. During my …

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Trans Woman Shuts Down Minister With Research, Notes, And A Highlighter.

Gina Graham

TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m Gina Grahame, I’m from Detroit, Michigan. I came out as transsexual in 1992. I was 29 at the time. I always tell people that transitioning was my last resort, it was not my first choice. I spent a year examining, “Could I possibly just be gay?” y’know, …

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Conversion Therapy Doesn’t Work. “I Actually Felt Closer To God When I Accepted Myself.”

Braden Bradley

I’m Braden Bradley and I’m from Hallsville, Texas, which is a small town in northeast Texas, close to Louisiana. There’s one stop light and a Dairy Queen and it’s just cute and quaint. I met my first boyfriend and my first love at theater camp when I was a Senior …

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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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“Don’t Struggle With Something You Can’t Control.” Gay Son Receives Sage Advice From Mom.

Matthew Leach

My name is Matthew Leach and I’m from Denton, Texas. I went to school at the University of Texas in Austin. When I was a sophomore at college I was in a fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, TKE, and I ended up going to South Padre Island for my first big …

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