I'm From Driftwood

The stories on I’m From Driftwood send a simple but powerful message to LGBTQIA+ people everywhere: You are not alone. I’m From Driftwood combats isolation and creates empathy to build a more understanding and accepting world. These are our stories, told in our own voices.

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TikTok Helps Genderqueer Teen Realize Their True Self. “This is Who I Am. This is How I Feel.”

by Li

TikTok Helps Genderqueer Teen Realize Their True Self. “This is Who I Am. This is How I Feel.”

My name is Li. I’m from Somers, New York.  My parents never forced gender norms on me. I never had super masculine or feminine toys as a kid or clothing. They let me lean toThis epiphany was really important to me because all of my childhood, I was so focused on liking men and the TV shows and movies I watched, I was like, “No, that man’s ...

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Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.

by Jina

Queer Woman Honors Friend’s Life By Coming Out And Living Fearlessly.

My name is Jina and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. When I was growing up in Marietta, which is this majority white conservative suburb of Atlanta, I was very much an outsider. I als...

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Bisexual Man Breaks Free of Parents’ Expectations: “It’s Important to Remain True to Yourself.”

by Gabe Lopez

Bisexual Man Breaks Free of Parents’ Expectations: “It’s Important to Remain True to Yourself.”

Hi, my name is Gabe Lopez and I’m from Los Angeles, California. I grew up in a pretty traditional Catholic family, and I remember as a kid, when my mom would go shopping for me, ...

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From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

by MJ Hébert

From Hyper-Feminine to Gender Nonconforming: Bisexual Woman Leaves Toxic Fiancé & Embraces Identity.

My name is MJ Hébert. I’m from Lafayette, Louisiana. It’s 2016 and I’ve just met someone that I have overwhelming feelings for. And I fall into a whirlwind romance with them...

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Woman Stands Up Against Biphobia In The LGBTQ community: “I Have To Be Who I Am.”

by Evonna McDonald

Woman Stands Up Against Biphobia In The LGBTQ community: “I Have To Be Who I Am.”

My name is Evonna McDonald and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. So it was the summer going into high school right after middle school where I decided to explore my sexuality. A real...

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“It Ain’t Over Till The Bisexual Speaks.” Activist Fights For Bi Inclusion Throughout The Decades.

by Lani Ka'ahumanu

“It Ain’t Over Till The Bisexual Speaks.” Activist Fights For Bi Inclusion Throughout The Decades.

From Living As A Straight Housewife to Becoming A Lesbian Activist. “It Was An Amazing Awakening.” I was conceived in Hawaii. This is how the story goes – conceived in Hawa...

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Lesbian Avenger Recalls Highlights of 1994 “Pride Ride” And Fighting For LGBTQ Rights Across The Country.

by Cathie Berrey-Green

Lesbian Avenger Recalls Highlights of 1994 “Pride Ride” And Fighting For LGBTQ Rights Across The Country.

My name is Cathie Berrey-Green and I’m from Granville, Ohio. I found myself in 1994 living in Austin, Texas. I was living in this crazy environment, like a queer collective and I...

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“This Is What I Have To Do To Fit In.” Bisexual Woman Goes To Great Lengths For Acceptance.

by Amelia Meigs

“This Is What I Have To Do To Fit In.” Bisexual Woman Goes To Great Lengths For Acceptance.

So I’m Amelia Meigs. I’m from Issaquah – the Seattle area of Washington. I was in grad school. I had just transferred to a new school in Saint Louis and I had never really be...

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Bisexual Man Reflects On Truth And Love.

by David R. Matteson

Bisexual Man Reflects On Truth And Love.

“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 countr1950: “That Was The First Time I’d Had Sex With Another Guy.” When I was 12, which would have been about 1950, I made my trip to my grandparents’ farm. Each of my brothers1960’s: Man Has Sex Dream About His Male Psychiatrist And Then Tells Him About It. My PhD program at Boston University was in a mixture of psychology and pastoral counseling. Th1973: Man’s First Visit To Gay Bar Results In Life-Changing Experience. In 1973, I was – I had finished about five years of teaching at a small liberal arts college in southerComing Out As Bisexual In The 1970’s. In the mid seventies, I took a faculty friend with me to a trip to Gestalt Institute in Cleveland. On the way back, I realized how much I wBisexual Husband And His Wife Renegotiate Relationship. When my wife and I were married, I assumed I was heterosexual. And it wasn’t till many years later that I realized I was Bisexual Man Reflects On His Open Marriage, Wife, And Long-Term Relationship With A Man. Sandy and I had been married since 1962. I had worked out a bisexual agreement when I real...

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Thirteen-Year-Old Comes Out To Class: “This Is Who I Am And I Make No Apologies.”

by Arwyn Heilrayne

Thirteen-Year-Old Comes Out To Class: “This Is Who I Am And I Make No Apologies.”

I’m Arwyn Heilrayne. I’m from Austin, Texas and I’m 13 and in the seventh grade. Earlier this year, we had a substitute in Spanish class. I had finished the assignment so she...

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Queer Woman Comes Out At 47 To Little Fanfare. “I’m Just Who I Am. And Now I Have A Girlfriend.”

by Elizabeth Green

Queer Woman Comes Out At 47 To Little Fanfare. “I’m Just Who I Am. And Now I Have A Girlfriend.”

My name’s Elizabeth Green and I’m from Austin, Texas. About 3 years ago, I was married to a man that I’d been married to for 18 years. We’d been together for about 20 and w...

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Bisexual Man Embraces Sexual Fluidity.

by Ben Gibson

Bisexual Man Embraces Sexual Fluidity.

My name is Ben Gibson and I’m from Andrews, Texas. I found love when I was 16 with a girl I met in high school. And it was probably one of the best times of my entire life. We ro...

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