Researcher Tracks Down 1930s Erotic Film Director. “It Was Like A Spark Across The Decades.”

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My name is Tom Waugh. I’m from southern Ontario, but I’ve lived here in Montreal for the last 41 years. During that time, I’ve taught film studies and sexuality and queer studies at Concordia University. I got tenure a few years after I started. Until that time, my research had …

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Teacher Strengthens Bond With Students By Coming Out. “I Can’t Imagine Doing That Work Any Other Way.”

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My name is Ryan Hunter Greenlee and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. So when I was in high school, I decided it was time to come out. And through a little trepidation, I went through the motions with my friends and my family. It was really stressful but all things considered, …

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Transgender High School Student Encounters Cyberbullying; Confronts Bully In Library.

Olivia Page

Special thanks to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for being our partner for this story. My name is Olivia Page. I’m from Hilton, New York. I did the very unique thing of transitioning from male to female in high school. I really came out around my senior year …

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“Ian McKellen Would Be Proud” Of Teacher Coming Out To Students On The First Day Of Class.

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My name is Adam Sandel and I’m originally from Hopkins, Minnesota. When I moved to San Francisco in 2001 when I was officially coming out as a gay man, I didn’t know anyone but I just wanted to figure out a way to get to know what was going on …

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New Teacher Shuts Down Homophobic Language In Classroom.

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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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Performance Teaching Artist Confronts Homophobia.

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My name is Karen Anzoategui and I’m from Huntington Park, California, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m a solo performer, writer, artivist, and actor. And I teach performance to continuation high school students, performance based on gender representation. For a lot of these students I was the only person in their …

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