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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James Clementi Chooses a Life of Compassion and Activism Following A Family Tragedy

James-Clementi

I’m James Clementi and I’m from Ridgewood, New Jersey. Growing up, my family was very loving. I come from a household with a mom and a dad and two younger brothers. I’m the oldest of three boys. I definitely felt very safe and protected and loved, but at a certain …

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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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How Punk Music and Feminism Changed a Young Life.

Rudy-Garcia

My name is Rudy Garcia, and I’m from East L.A. I’m the last of eight children, and our family migrated here in the late ‘70s. My parents – at that point, by the time I reached junior high school – they could afford to send me to private school or …

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Rosa’s Journey From “All Gays Should Go To Hell” to Loving Her Lesbian Daughters.

Rosa-Manriquez-IFD

I’m Rosa Manriquez and I’m from Los Angeles. When people ask me what I am, if I’m LGBTQA, what am I, I tell people I’m neither. I don’t identify by my sexuality, I’m a mother and a grandmother. I was raised Catholic, I’m still very much Catholic, and I went …

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