Being Nonbinary and Gender Fluid: “You Don’t Have To Own Up To One Label Or Be One Thing.”

Ada Guzman

TRANSCRIPT: My name is Ada Guzman, and I’m from New York City. When I was in 7th grade, I had this Latin teacher. She had been my Latin teacher a year before, and she was also my advisor this year. I was going to her office for help with Latin, …

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“Transitioning Has Been A Journey And I Wouldn’t Trade It For The World.”

Peal Bennett

“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. Pearl Bennett’s …

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Transgender Lesbian: “I Took A Brave Step To Ensure That I Live In The Light of Truth.”

Tori Baker

This story was found with the help of Diversity Role Models which actively seeks to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools. I’m Victoria Baker, or Tori as my friends call me. I’m from London in the UK, been living in London for most of my life. I’ve known …

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Transgender Woman Thought She Was “A UFO Child Left Here By Mistake.”

Cecilia Gentili

“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. All 6 …

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Trans Youth Overcomes Locker Room Bullying, Finds Purpose In Helping Others.

Patrick Mess

My name is Patrick Mess, I’m from Canisteo, New York. I’m 22 years old and one day in high school, I was in the locker room getting changed for class and I was really self-conscious so I always got changed in the bathroom of the locker room. And I remember …

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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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Transgender Man Has Life-Changing Epiphany Reading College Syllabus: “There Really Is A Place For People Like Me In Society.”

Brandon Beck

I’m Brandon Beck and I’m from San Marcos, Texas. When I was a small child I was very happy. I thought of myself as a boy when I was little and no adults ever questioned that when I was really young. At Christmas time there were three of us cousins …

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